Maryland dismissed coach Randy Edsall after 2-4 start

Maryland coach Randy Edsall put a scare into Ohio State early, but wound up losing by three TDs. 

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Randy Edsall is out as the head coach at Maryland, a source told FOX Sports Sunday morning. He was informed of the news that he was being let go. A university press conference is expected at 4 p.m. ET.

The 2-4 Terps lost to Ohio State on Saturday, 49-28. All four of Maryland’s defeats this season have come by at least 21 points. Edsall, amid reports that he was about to lose his job, stormed out of his post-game press conference Saturday after being first asked whether he expected to coach the Terps next game, and then about whether he normally shook the hand of every player during their pregame stretches.

The 57-year-old Edsall, who led the Terps to bowl games in each of the past two seasons, was just 10-24 in five seasons of conference play. After losing to Ohio State, Edsall’s record fell to 22-34 with the Terrapins.

Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley will take over as the interim head coach. Maryland had much more success offensively against the Buckeyes Saturday going to more of a read-option attack and expect more of that with Locksley now running the whole show.