On Thursday, reports indicated that Maryland head coach Randy Edsall would be handed the pink slip following its Week 6 matchup with Ohio State. Less than 24 hours after the Terrapins’ 49-28 loss, those reports proved to be true.
As of Sunday afternoon, Maryland has relieved Edsall of his coaching duties heading into the team’s bye week.
“We appreciate Randy’s tireless commitment to the University of Maryland,” said athletic director Kevin Anderson said in a statement. “This was a difficult decision, but ultimately this is the best course of action for our football program moving forward.”
Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley has been named the interim coach for the remainder of the season.
“Having spent more than a decade with the Maryland football program over the course of his career, I feel Mike is best suited to effectively guide our program through the remainder of the 2015 season,” Anderson said. “Mike has previous head coaching experience and is well-respected both locally and nationally.”
Maryland’s loss to Ohio State dropped it to 2-4 (0-2 Big Ten) on the season, giving the Terps their fourth loss of 21 points or more. It also gave Edsall a final record of 22-34 (10-24) in four-and-a-half years in College Park.