UConn coach Randy Edsall is out as head coach of the Huskies, just one day after announcing he would resign at the end of the season.
The decision means UConn is the first opening on the 2021-22 FBS coaching carousel.
Edsall and the UConn athletic department came to a ‘mutual decision’ for Edsall to leave now, as the Huskies are coming off an 0-2 start, including a loss to FCS school Holy Cross.
UConn will begin the search for Edsall’s replacement immediately, but defensive coordinator Lou Spanos will be the interim head coach.
Edsall served as UConn’s head coach from 1999-2010 and from 2017-21. His first stint saw him build the Huskies into a Group of 5 power, culminating with an appearance in the Fiesta Bowl at the end of the 2010 season. After that, he left for Maryland, where he struggled to emulate UConn’s success.
He returned to UConn in 2017, but failed to bring the Huskies back to their previous form. He won six games in five seasons, one of which, 2020, was canceled due to COVID-19. Making matters worse, the Huskies are now an FBS independent after the school chose to leave the American Athletic Conference and re-join the Big East Conference for all sports. The Big East does not sponsor football.
Edsall’s career record is 102-136.
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2021-22 FBS Coaching Changes
UConn: Randy Edsall (left program Sept. 6, Lou Spanos to serve as interim head coach);