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UConn football coach Randy Edsall announced his intentions to retire from the program at the end of the 2021 season. Edsall has been at the helm of a disastrous start to the Huskies’ season, going 0-2 against Fresno State and Holy Cross.
Edsall’s deficiencies as coach were on display during Saturday’s 38-28 demoralizing defeat against Holy Cross. Lukewarm responses from his players during a mid-game rallying speech became a telltale of his remaining future in Mansfield.
Coach Edsall and UConn released a statement regarding the decision. The statement read:
“After 17 years of service at the University of Connecticut as its head football coach, I’ve decided to retire at the end of the season. Back in 2017 I made a commitment to the University, but felt it was better to make this announcement now rather than the end of the year, to allow the University ample time to prepare for the future of the football program. All my focus and attention for the rest of the season will be to prepare our players and coaches to go out and win as many games as possible.”
Edsall served two stints as UConn’s head coach (1999-2010, 2017-2021), with a tenure as Maryland’s coach from 2011-2015. The former AAC program joined the Big East Conference on June 2020.
According to CBS, UConn is actively searching for their new head coach following Sunday’s news.
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