The Maryland Terrapins were able to hang with the Ohio State Buckeyes for the first half of their Big Ten matchup yesterday afternoon, but ended up getting blown out in the second half.
Randy Edsall saw rumors swirling throughout all of last week that he could be fired following the game if he lost. It wasn’t an easy week for the Terrapins to focus, but the situation has officially come to an end.
According to a report from Bruce Feldman, Maryland has officially notified Edsall that he is being fired.
This news doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but it is a little bit disappointing to see his tenure with the Terrapins end with such drama.
Edsall compiled a 22-33 record during his five years with the Terrapins. He was originally thought to have the personality and work ethic to turn the Maryland football program around. Now the task for the Terrapins turns to finding a new head coach that is better equipped to get them back into contention.
That won’t be an easy job, but there are a few candidates out there that they could try to lure in. Edsall will find a new head coaching job fairly soon and hopefully will be able to jumpstart his career with a fresh start after a rough experience with Maryland.
All of that being said, this situation finally comes to an end and Maryland can focus on the rest of the season without rumors rolling around about their head coach’s job.
Mike Locksley will take over as the interim head coach for the Terrapins moving forward this season.
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