Edsall picks up key endorsement | The Boneyard

Edsall picks up key endorsement

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
18,549
Reaction Score
23,118
[QUOTEAfter a good defensive performance against Georgia Tech, Edsall credited his coaches — without saying a word about the players who played so well.][/QUOTE]

Sound familiar?
 
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
1,594
Reaction Score
261
At least Randy ended the season strong getting out scored 35-0 in his last Q to blow a huge lead and lose the game.

#dreamjob
#terpnation
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
18,549
Reaction Score
23,118
No. Nothing bothers Edsall. He’s never wrong. He coached good; his players played bad. And wore their caps backward too often. The media was unfair. And he’s just like Bob Kraft and the Patriots.

Or this?

I actually want to see RE stay at UMD because Maryland is a great, fertile recruiting area. As long as RE is there alienating the local coaches, we should be able to land a couple ;)
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
7,512
Reaction Score
7,907
OUCH!!!!! My brother is a terp alum and still lives down in DC. He sent me some texts last night about the game. He is on the fire Edsall band wagon now after last night (the last text I got from him was "I have NEVER seen such a bad terp football game!) and said that if he doesn't win at least 8 games next season he will most likely be gone.
 
Joined
Aug 31, 2011
Messages
701
Reaction Score
498
the Feinstein piece speaks to the sad state of athletics at MD. Basically if Edsall stays, the football program will lose so much money via lost ticket sales and donations that they will have to shuttle more programs.
 
Joined
Aug 30, 2011
Messages
6,174
Reaction Score
8,374
the Feinstein piece speaks to the sad state of athletics at MD. Basically if Edsall stays, the football program will lose so much money via lost ticket sales and donations that they will have to shuttle more programs.

After reading that I would not be surprised if he does get fired. It's an odd position Maryland is in, they can't afford to fire him but they really can't afford to keep him.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
500
Reaction Score
95
After reading that I would not be surprised if he does get fired. It's an odd position Maryland is in, they can't afford to fire him but they really can't afford to keep him.

I cannot imagine that they would fire him - I'd give it about a 1% chance. I can see the whole "Leach was my choice" position for Anderson, but even in this climate, 1 year would be unprecedented - I think. Has there been any coach that was fired after 1 year? Esp. one that was brought in from the outside? I was fairly suprised that Turner Gill and Larry Porter were both fired at the end of season #2, although neither team was competitive. Edsall has some work to do to dig out of the hole he has put himself in.
 
Joined
Nov 13, 2011
Messages
23
Reaction Score
2
Can't fire him after one year. RE needs and has always needed a publicist. He needs to be told wjat to say and what not to say and needs his image to be cleansed. His ego and sensitivity has hurt him as he has become a more national figure.
 

willie99

Loving life & enjoying the ride, despite the bumps
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
5,393
Reaction Score
6,428
IDK, if donors don't donate, it becomes more costly to keep him

plus Under Armour has a lot of money
 
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
23,546
Reaction Score
24,990
As I said throughout his UConn tenure, Edsall is a PR disaster. That didn't matter much at UConn. His modest achievements looked very good against against a blank wall.

Now, for the first time, with real expectations, his PR skills hurt very badly. His praises coaches for wins, blames players for losses. He has little ability for self-evaluation like his insistence for a decade there was nothing wrong with blocking for punts. The reality of leading the conference for years in having kicks blocked never motivated him to act.

Randy is not a bad coach. He is not a great one either. But he does have some serious flaws that were exposed -but rarely criticized- during his time in Storrs. The goo news is that it should be easier to get Maryland recruits.
 
Joined
Sep 1, 2011
Messages
4,925
Reaction Score
2,691
As I said throughout his UConn tenure, Edsall is a PR disaster. That didn't matter much at UConn. His modest achievements looked very good against against a blank wall.

Now, for the first time, with real expectations, his PR skills hurt very badly. His praises coaches for wins, blames players for losses. He has little ability for self-evaluation like his insistence for a decade there was nothing wrong with blocking for punts. The reality of leading the conference for years in having kicks blocked never motivated him to act.

Randy is not a bad coach. He is not a great one either. But he does have some serious flaws that were exposed -but rarely criticized- during his time in Storrs. The goo news is that it should be easier to get Maryland recruits.
His recruiting resume especially in CT or close by was not good, and I find it ironic for a couple of reasons that one of his best recruits at QB was Mike Nebrich.
 

HuskyNan

You Know Who
Joined
Aug 15, 2011
Messages
17,355
Reaction Score
46,716
Here's another guy, David Mackall, that's not a fan. He did a lot of talking for this article.

Sophomore defensive end David Mackall, who had been suspended indefinitely Nov. 2 by Maryland head coach Randy Edsall, said Sunday that he has been granted a release from the school.

Mackall, who finished the season with 30 tackles, including three sacks, in eight games, said the tipping point for him in terms of his feelings abut Edsall came after the Florida State game, a 41-16 loss to the Seminoles Oct. 22.

"After the Florida State game, he said that we didn't have enough talent, that we didn't have enough players to compete with teams like Florida State and Clemson," Mackall said. "He pretty much lost me because any coach is expected to stick with their soldiers in the middle of battle. I felt like he really wasn't focused on us or the task at hand by that comment."
 

Waquoit

Mr. Positive
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
26,682
Reaction Score
32,818
Good thing he didn't tell MD fans, "I'll be your coach for as long as you'll have me."
 
Joined
Sep 1, 2011
Messages
4,925
Reaction Score
2,691
Here's another guy, David Mackall, that's not a fan. He did a lot of talking for this article.

Sophomore defensive end David Mackall, who had been suspended indefinitely Nov. 2 by Maryland head coach Randy Edsall, said Sunday that he has been granted a release from the school.

Mackall, who finished the season with 30 tackles, including three sacks, in eight games, said the tipping point for him in terms of his feelings abut Edsall came after the Florida State game, a 41-16 loss to the Seminoles Oct. 22.

"After the Florida State game, he said that we didn't have enough talent, that we didn't have enough players to compete with teams like Florida State and Clemson," Mackall said. "He pretty much lost me because any coach is expected to stick with their soldiers in the middle of battle. I felt like he really wasn't focused on us or the task at hand by that comment."
Wow, not good if you're HCRE.
 

EricLA

Cronus
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
14,237
Reaction Score
34,558
i think you have to give the guy 2 years. after all he's playing with kids he never recruited. still, not exactly lighting it up is he?
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
18,549
Reaction Score
23,118
The praising coaches after victories and blaming players after losses for lack of execution is what really soured me on Edsall as a coach. For a guy who preached the "team concept" as much as he did, he sure liked to jump up and scream "look at me" when things went right.

That type of behavior reeks of a person not comfortable in his own skin. I better never see him in any Dove commercials.
 

UCweCONN

Former Poster
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
3,876
Reaction Score
3,314
My thoughts exactly. I hope PP gets in touch with him. Since Maryland released him and if he leaves the ACC can he play next season or must he still sit out a year?
any chance he transfers here?:D
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
500
Reaction Score
95
My thoughts exactly. I hope PP gets in touch with him. Since Maryland released him and if he leaves the ACC can he play next season or must he still sit out a year?

let Don Brown lead the charge
 

HuskyNan

You Know Who
Joined
Aug 15, 2011
Messages
17,355
Reaction Score
46,716
My thoughts exactly. I hope PP gets in touch with him. Since Maryland released him and if he leaves the ACC can he play next season or must he still sit out a year?
He has to sit out a year if he transfers to another Div IA school. On the plus side of the ledger, he's a true sophomore and still has 2 years remaining if he does transfer to a Div IA school.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
71,762
Reaction Score
120,726
My thoughts exactly. I hope PP gets in touch with him. Since Maryland released him and if he leaves the ACC can he play next season or must he still sit out a year?

Has to sit unless he drops down to FCS... Towson has his attention.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
22,747
Reaction Score
18,900
It seems like it would be less costly for Maryland to just dump Edsall now than to hold on to him in the long run.

Unfortunately if they want Mike Leach, they will get into a bidding war with a few other schools.
 
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
23,546
Reaction Score
24,990
Maryland is screwed. Edsall will improve his win total by accident next year. If he gets to 5 wins, it's tough to fire him.

Bu the crowd will stay away in droves and unless the basketball team has a magical season sports revenues will go into the toilet.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Online statistics

Members online
288
Guests online
797
Total visitors
1,085

Forum statistics

Threads
168,854
Messages
4,150,484
Members
9,050
Latest member
bucketsonP


Top Bottom