Two wins and 10 losses, records lows in attendance, and 24 players transferring within 12 months due to a regime change. Things could not have gone much worse for Maryland football coach Randy Edsall in 2011. It is no secret that former head coach Ralph Friedgen was thrown under the bus by University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson. The situation created a difficult environment for Edsall to adapt to from the start.
Known as a strict disciplinarian, Edsall has received staunch criticism for his totalitarian approach to coaching the Terrapins. If there was ever a time to terminate the Maryland football coach, Kevin Anderson had the perfect opportunity to do so following last season—a failure in College Park.
As Edsall is still at the helm, he will remain in that position for the foreseeable future regardless of the product he puts on the field this fall for the following reasons.