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Lions hire former Maryland, UConn coach Randy Edsall

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 15:  Head coach Randy Edsall of the Maryland Terrapins looks on during a college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Byrd Stadium on November 15, 2014 in College Park, Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) Getty Images

Longtime college coach Randy Edsall is getting a job in Detroit.

Edsall, who was fired as head coach at Maryland during the 2015 season, has been hired as the Lions’ director of football research/special projects.

It’s unclear what, exactly, a “director of football research/special projects” does, but Edsall will presumably be an assistant to new Lions G.M. Bob Quinn. Quinn’s first job in football was as a graduate assistant at UConn during Edsall’s first year as UConn’s head coach, so now Quinn is giving his old boss a job.

The 57-year-old Edsall has coached mostly in college, although he did spend four seasons as the Jaguars’ defensive backs coach in the 1990s. Edsall had a 74-70 record in 12 years as the head coach at UConn and a 22-33 record in four and a half years as the head coach at Maryland.

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15 Responses to “Lions hire former Maryland, UConn coach Randy Edsall”
  1. 700levelvet says: Jan 31, 2016 11:45 AM

    It’s really not “unclear… He collects a paycheck

  2. metrocritical says: Jan 31, 2016 11:56 AM

    Organizational depth.

  3. senatorblutarsky says: Jan 31, 2016 12:05 PM

    Bob Quinn is assembling quite a group of his own choosing. I believe that he knows what he’s doing and can’t wait to see these guys do their stuff.

  4. rlpftt says: Jan 31, 2016 12:06 PM

    The Lions should hire Hyzers because he definitely has it all figured out. sentaorbluCORKsky can be his assistant and those two clowns will be what the Lions really need!

    LoLions!

  5. tvguy22 says: Jan 31, 2016 12:39 PM

    Edsall returns to Detroit! (yes, spelling is different)

  6. bryantrulen says: Jan 31, 2016 12:52 PM

    Good For Him. Must be rough, get fired but then get hired to be an analyst in NFL

  7. hailtotheredskins202 says: Jan 31, 2016 1:30 PM

    The American way give the white guy a title instead of making him earn it

  8. billsrule2015 says: Jan 31, 2016 1:31 PM

    Waste of a coach going to a waste of a franchise for a waste of a nonsense job title.

  9. thegeneral7694 says: Jan 31, 2016 2:03 PM

    The real question is will he be in charge of hair length and making sure everyone’s shirts are tucked in…..the drill sergeant stuff he was great at with MD….it was just the winning that he had a hard time with.

  10. Frum Slum says: Jan 31, 2016 2:03 PM

    They are putting together an interesting group there in Detroit. Will be watching to see how it all pans out

  11. senatorblutarsky says: Jan 31, 2016 4:05 PM

    rlpftt says:
    Jan 31, 2016 12:06 PM

    The Lions should hire Hyzers because he definitely has it all figured out. sentaorbluCORKsky can be his assistant and those two clowns will be what the Lions really need!

    LoLions!
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    The only clown I see is the one with a man crush on whoever Hyzers is.

  12. purpleguy says: Jan 31, 2016 4:25 PM

    Perhaps Quinn hired him to see if he could get Caldwell to actually blink.

  13. getyourownname says: Jan 31, 2016 5:06 PM

    Maryland has done this – sent fired head coaches to the NFL – before, see Mark Dufner.

  14. poorcalvinisstuckonthecrappylions says: Jan 31, 2016 5:26 PM

    Bob Quinn is assembling quite a group of his own choosing. I believe that he knows what he’s doing and can’t wait to see these guys do their stuff.

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    He hired some college coach no one has ever heard of. Stop saying stuff just to say it, as if you’re on a personal level with the GM. You’re just a fan of the team you don’t work in the front office and you literally have no clue what your talking about.

  15. vikingdoode says: Jan 31, 2016 6:17 PM

    This race crap is so tiring!
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    hailtotheredskins202 says:
    Jan 31, 2016 1:30 PM
    The American way give the white guy a title instead of making him earn it

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