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Jul 16, 2012

UMD’s Anderson, Stanford deny hiring reports

UPDATE (11:25 A.M., July 17) – The San Francisco Chronicle reports a Stanford spokeswoman has denied that Anderson is in talks to take over the university’s athletic department. However, the paper still

Dec 22, 2011

Maryland hires Locksley as offensive coordinator

COLLEGE PARK — Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has hired Mike Locksley as his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Locksley takes over for Gary Crowton, who lasted only one season. The 41-year-old Locksley returns to Maryland after previously serving as an assistant coach from 1998-2002 under Ralph Friedgen. He most recently spent two-plus years as […]

Jul 13, 2011

Top University of Maryland coaches guaranteed $2M, $1.9M

COLLEGE PARK — The new head coaches of the University of Maryland’s football and basketball teams are guaranteed $2 million and $1.9 million a year, according to contracts released Wednesday by the school in response to a Public Information Act request from The Daily Record. The $2 million salary for Randy Edsall, who was named […]

Jan 17, 2011

Southern Miss defensive coordinator Todd Bradford heads for Maryland

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Southern Mississippi is losing its defensive coordinator. Todd Bradford has taken a job as linebackers coach at the University of Maryland under the new head coach there, Randy Edsall. Bradford followed head coach Larry Fedora to USM from Oklahoma State at the end of 2007. Fedora will spend the next week on […]

Jan 13, 2011

LSU offensive coordinator Gary Crowton heading to UMD

BATON ROUGE, La. — Gary Crowton says he’s resigning as LSU’s offensive coordinator to take a similar job at Maryland where he will be reunited with new Terrapins coach Randy Edsall. Crowton has been with LSU four seasons, starting in 2007, when the Tigers won a national title. LSU coach Les Miles announced Crowton’s resignation […]

Jan 9, 2011

C. Fraser Smith: Riding the football tiger in College Park

In for a dime, in for a dollar. If you’re a Division 1 football university, certain troublesome truths can’t be wished away. Coaches come and go — whatever they or the university may say about loyalty to school and players. It’s all about the money, the prestige and the won-lost record. The graduation rate? Not […]

Jan 3, 2011

New UM coach Edsall knows he must sell seats

COLLEGE PARK — The University of Maryland’s new head football coach said Monday that he knows that he not only has to guide his team to more victories, but he needs to increase its fan base as well. And the man who hired him said success on the field would not only help to sell […]

Jan 3, 2011

Edsall hired as Maryland head football coach

Randy Edsall, who diligently worked to build the Connecticut football program into a winner, has been hired to pull off a similar feat at Maryland. Edsall was picked Sunday to replace Ralph Friedgen, who was fired after a 10-year run at his alma mater. Edsall spent 12 years at Connecticut. He guided the Huskies out […]

Dec 27, 2010

Mike Leach gets Mike Miller’s vote

After chatting with Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. last week about the upcoming legislative session, the $1.6 billion budget deficit and the debates on taxes, gay marriage and the death penalty, the conversation shifted to a topic that that has gotten considerably more attention recently. Who will replace Ralph Friedgen as the […]

Dec 23, 2010

Week in review: 12/24/10

UM fires coach over empty seats The University of Maryland, College Park fired its football coach, Ralph Friedgen, on Monday, even though the team will play next week in the Military Bowl and the school is obligated to pay him $2 million next year. Athletic Director Kevin Anderson blamed low attendance at Byrd Stadium. Preakness, season […]

Dec 20, 2010

UM football coach Ralph Friedgen fired

COLLEGE PARK — In the end, it wasn’t about wins and losses for University of Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen. It was about empty seats and suites. Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson announced Monday that Friedgen would not return for the final year of his contract but would stay on to coach the team through […]

Dec 20, 2010

Friedgen fired as Maryland football coach

COLLEGE PARK — Ralph Friedgen has been fired as Maryland’s football coach, effective after the Military Bowl on Dec. 29. The announcement came Monday afternoon by athletic director Kevin Anderson, who said Friedgen would receive $2 million to cover the final year of his contract. Anderson said he made plans to replace Friedgen after Terps […]

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