After scoring only six points in two weeks, it’s no secret that the Terps have been struggling on the gridiron this season. But instead of retreating into their shell, reports indicate that University of Maryland officials could be looking to bring in new leadership this season.
A report that appeared in 247 Sports today says Maryland is planning to fire head coach Randy Edsall after this weekend’s game, which happens to be against the Ohio State Buckeyes. While the game is against defending national champions, the timing has more to do with the fact that next week is Maryland’s bye week, the report says.
Officially, the school wasn’t willing to say they would fire Edsall, and issued a one sentence statement merely confirming the fact that Edsall is, indeed, the current head football coach at Maryland, and further stating that he will “be on the sidelines Saturday against Ohio State.” So, if the plan is to fire Edsall Sunday, that’s not off the table.
In the locker room, one crack in Edsall’s support emerged after news that players held a meeting before the Michigan game without telling the coach. Edsall only found out about the huddle when a reporter asked him about it on a conference call. The latest Washington Post report indicates Edsall has an even bigger problem with a group of the football program’s boosters, who are allegedly threatening to pull their season tickets if he stays at the helm of the team. The funders’ long term goal of raising money to capitalize on Kevin Plank’s $25 million donation and renovate Cole Field House surely puts even more heat on Edsall’s seat.