It has certainly been a bad week for the Maryland Terrapins’ football program. Last Thursday, it was rumored that head coach Randy Edsall would be fired within the coming days.
Following the teams 21-point loss to Ohio State on Saturday, the news became a reality as Edsall was let go from his position as head coach. Honestly, that wasn’t where the real trouble began for the program itself.
According to Campus Rush, the way administrators handled the situation was a laughable one. After the report of Edsall’s impending termination was leaked, the school released a rather weak statement saying that Edsall would coach against Ohio State on Saturday, which is unusual.
That was only the beginning. Edsall didn’t hear from athletic director Kevin Anderson for nearly eight hours. Actually, nobody heard from Anderson because he essentially fell off the map from questioning.
From letting the news get out to not communicating with your head coach, Anderson takes a lot of the blame on why the Maryland football program has become the running joke the last week. Fans aren’t happy and neither are boosters.
Kevin Plank, a former Maryland football player, the founder of Under Armour, and a huge Maryland booster was particularly upset with the way things were handled. Edsall’s time may be up at Maryland, but Anderson could find himself on the way out the door right behind him.
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