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Should cash-strapped Terps fire Edsall?

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09:20 AM ET 11.28 | Maryland needs a new football coach. Randy Edsall should be fired ??? today. Here???s why: If Edsall stays, attendance at football games next season will be even worse. Contributions to the athletic department, already down in recent years, will plummet. Any recruiting successes in February will not offset the anticipated exodus of players on the current roster. Beyond that, the athletic department will face more cuts if the football bleeding isn???t stopped quickly. To quote Barry Gossett, a member of the committee that recommended the cutbacks: ???Without success in football and basketball, we???re not going to have a great deal of income to work with.???

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Randy Edsall, Icon SMI Randy Edsall, Icon SMI
November 28, 2011  09:35 AM ET

Doesn't he have a buyout? Won't that put the Athletic Department further in the red?

November 28, 2011  09:42 AM ET

Maryland is getting EXACTLY what it deserves. Fire the 9-3 ACC coach of the year and you have a$sloads of bad karma coming your way. The hideous uniforms simply make watching this program suck that much more fun.

November 28, 2011  09:44 AM ET

Isnt this year Edsall's first year?

November 28, 2011  09:46 AM ET

Money is tight everywhere, maybe they could get one of the dads to coach on a volunteer basis, and the moms could do a big bake sale....

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November 28, 2011  09:57 AM ET
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Maryland is getting EXACTLY what it deserves. Fire the 9-3 ACC coach of the year and you have a$sloads of bad karma coming your way. The hideous uniforms simply make watching this program suck that much more fun.

Yep. We all said that was a dumb move on their part at the time and now it has blown up in their faces.

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November 28, 2011  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maryland is getting EXACTLY what it deserves. Fire the 9-3 ACC coach of the year and you have a$sloads of bad karma coming your way. The hideous uniforms simply make watching this program suck that much more fun.

+1 Exactly

and in honor of svt.........IDIOTS!

November 28, 2011  10:16 AM ET

If you're going to fire your head coach after only one year, what coach worth anything will want that job?

November 28, 2011  10:21 AM ET
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If you're going to fire your head coach after only one year, what coach worth anything will want that job?

I was thinking the same thing.

November 28, 2011  10:26 AM ET
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If you're going to fire your head coach after only one year, what coach worth anything will want that job?

Smae here; one year and out?
The newspaper sports reporter must really know his stuff, and enjoys pandering to the fans who are still upset about the last coach's firing.
Time to move on fans, what you have is what you need to work with and firing him won't solve anything, but will drive the program deeper in the hole.

November 28, 2011  10:37 AM ET
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but will drive the program deeper in the hole.

That might be the plan. Maryland is close to Grover Norquist country...the guy that wants to drown all government in a bath tub and not have any.

November 28, 2011  11:15 AM ET
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I was thinking the same thing.

seems like they want results...and THEY WANT THEM YESTERDAY!

November 28, 2011  11:21 AM ET

You got them all wrong... IT IS THE UGLIEST UNIFORM they ever wear. It drove fans and boosters away. ARMOR, get it fixed! I can't even watch another minute of Terps' games.

November 28, 2011  11:28 AM ET

The coach in waiting takes Vandy to a bowl game, and you could have had him running the show in MD. This decision is definitely biting MD in the butt. I wonder where Franklin will be in 3 years after his .500 or near .500 reign ends at Vandy and he's ready to move on?

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November 28, 2011  12:31 PM ET

The "Athletic Department" at Maryland is more poorly run than the federal government and that's hard to do even if you're trying. Started in 1986 when the idiots in power at that time fired Lefty Driesell and hired a high school basketball coach. Fridgen had one more year to go on his contract and these half-wits fired him to get a new genius there. They deserve the colossal failure they've created.

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