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Randy Edsall steps down as Connecticut Huskies coach, effective immediately

NCAA Football: Connecticut at Fresno State
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Sixteen years as the Connecticut Huskies head football coach, and this is apparently the way that Randy Edsall has decided to go out.

It was noted this past weekend that the longtime head coach was set to step down following the 2021 season. Apparently, Edsall has had a change of mind.

According to college football insider Brett McMurphy of Action Network, Edsall has opted to resign effective immediately.

“Randy Edsall steps down immediately as UConn’s coach,” McMurphy reported. “Defensive coordinator Lou Spanos will serve as interim coach for remainder of season.

This comes after Connecticut fell to Fresno State and Holy Cross to open the season. After not taking to the field due to the COVID-19 pandemic last season, it appears that things are on a downward trajectory in Mansfield.

Prior to not taking to the field last season, Connecticut was a combined 8-34 in the previous four seasons under Randy Edsall.

Edsall finishes his career with the Huskies having led the football program to a 76-95 record. That included a stint from 2000-10 in which Connecticut earned five bowl appearances. After coaching Maryland from 2011-2015, he returned to the Huskies but wasn’t able to find the same success.