In a little more than a year into his reign as the head football coach at Maryland, Randy Edsall went from a celebrated honeymoon to the subject of intense scrutiny.
The falling out included a prominent sports columnist calling for Edsalls termination. But Edsall isnt reading what John Feinstein writes, or what many callers on radio shows in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas are saying, nor does he give a shake about what the Internet message board hounds are barking.
The Terrapins went from 9-4 under former coach Ralph Freidgen in 2010 to 2-10 and a laughingstock under Edsall last fall. A whopping 24 players have transferred already, including quarterback Danny O'Brien, who may end up starting this fall at Wisconsin because he fits into the loophole that allows transfers to play immediately if theyve graduated.
Edsall says the program is headed in right direction and that the program is better off having players that want to be there. This spring he said the team bought ...