Randy Edsall was one of the first of many head coaches let go from his position during the 2015 season. It looks like he has found himself a new job as he will be going back to the NFL for the first time in nearly 20 years.
The Maryland Terrapins fired Edsall in October after signing a three-year extension during the summer. College Football Talk reported that Edsall had been hired by the Detroit Lions, per a press release from the team.
The release stated that Edsall would be their new “director of football research-special projects.” The team also stated that “the ootball research department assists in all aspects of game preparation, and also provides information to the coaching, personnel and football administration departments to help improve the team’s decisions in the draft, free agency and on gameday.”
Edsall has a coaching career that stretches back to 1980, when he was a graduate assistant at Syracuse. He was the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive backs coach from 1994-1997.
In addition to Maryland, Edsall was also the head coach at Connecticut from 1999-2010 as he led the Huskies to a Big East championship in 2007 and 2010. He holds a 96-103 record with a 3-4 bowl record.
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