Fired Maryland head coach releases statement following dismissal

WASHINGTON — Former Maryland head football coach Randy Edsall released a brief statement Monday evening regarding his tenure with the program. Edsall was relieved of his coaching duties on Sunday after four and a half years in College Park.

“On behalf of myself and my family I want to thank everyone for giving me the opportunity to be part of the University of Maryland as its football coach,” Edsall said in the statement. “I am proud of the great progress we made with our student-athletes, not just on the field but in the community and the classroom. We take away a lot of great memories during our stay here at College Park and wish everyone the best in the coming months and years.”

Edsall led Maryland to bowl appearances in each of the last two years (2013 Military Bowl; 2014 Foster Farms Bowl), and signed a three-year contract extension in the offseason.

Maryland struggled this fall though, dropping their last three games by a combined 88 points. The Terrapins are 2-4 this season, including 0-2 in the Big-10.

Edsall’s teams went 10-24 in conference play (ACC and Big-10 combined) during his tenure and 0-12 against ranked opponents.

Edsall added in his email to reporters that he would be making no further comments at this time.

Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley will take over as head coach for the remainder of the Terrapins’ season, which resumes Oct. 24 against Penn State from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

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