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Randy Edsall doesn’t see UConn game as special

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Well, UConn, you want a shot at Randy Edsall? You get a shot at Randy Edsall. Tomorrow, at 12:30.

There are still plenty of Husky players on this 2012 UConn team who were recruited by, and played for, Edsall before he bolted after the 2011 Fiesta Bowl and became the head coach at Maryland. While some players and fans will have revenge on their minds come tomorrow, Edsall says that Saturday’s home game doesn’t merit any special attention.

This week is no different than any other week to me,” Edsall said Tuesday. “This is game three on our schedule, and our preparation and my focus, I haven’t done anything different up until this point, and I won’t do anything different from here on in. When the game’s over, there will be people I’ll see and say hello to and wish them well, but my approach, my focus, what I need to do to prepare my players, the University of Maryland players, that’s what I’ll continue to do the rest of the week.”

Apparently, that’s not just hot air.

“He hasn’t really mentioned it being a homecoming,” Terps wide receiver Kevin Dorsey said. “He told us before, this is no more important than any other game, no more important than the first game or any ACC game. At the end of the season, we’re trying to get to a certain point and having a certain goal in mind.”

For all the injuries, for as bad as Maryland has looked, the Terps are 2-0 and have a chance to go 3-0 Saturday for the first time since 2001. If that happens, UConn may get another swipe at Edsall next season when the Terps travel to Storrs (we’re assuming Edsall has a job in 2013). Even going 1-1 against Edsall would feel good.

(Hat tip: Washington Post) 

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6 Responses to “Randy Edsall doesn’t see UConn game as special”
  1. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 14, 2012 10:03 PM

    Something we have learned in the SEC is not to give your opponent greater motivation. Be graceful as much as possible in the midst of the competition. Even if what Edsall said is all true, which apparently it is, is best left unsaid, at least to the media. Don’t fan the embers into a flaming fire. A big important factor is emotion in college football. Statements like this can sometimes come back to bite you where it hurts.

  2. frenchy121212 says: Sep 14, 2012 10:54 PM

    Is there a bigger Dbag than Edsel?

  3. bastionbooger says: Sep 14, 2012 11:41 PM

    No. Edsall is the biggest dbag in college football

  4. chazsunderland says: Sep 15, 2012 6:41 AM

    No Lame Kiffen is the biggest d-bad in all the land.

  5. chazsunderland says: Sep 15, 2012 6:42 AM

    D-bag. Stupid iPad.

  6. cubano76 says: Sep 15, 2012 9:51 AM

    Edsall has no respect for the players he recruited at UConn, who he asked to trust in him and his coaching staff. He bolted on a late night flight out of town under the cover of darkness. No one doubts the man can coach. But he is seriously lacking in trust, honesty and professionalism that kids today need and in some cases, look up to.

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