Report: Randy Edsall returns to replace Bob Diaco as UConn head coach

CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 07:  Randy Edsal the Head Coach of the Connecticut Huskies looks on against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the Big East Conference game at Nippert Stadium on November 7, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

UConn has hired Randy Edsall to return as the team's head football coach following the dismissal of Bob Diaco, according to multiple reports.

The university is expected to officially announce his hiring soon.

Edsall served as UConn's head coach from 1999 to 2010. In 2011, he left UConn to coach at Maryland for five years and compile a 22–24 record. Most recently, he worked with the Detroit Lions in the football research department.

Diaco went 11–26 in his three seasons as the Huskies' head coach.

Edsall was 74–70 before leaving for College Park. His resume with the Huskies includes two Big East championships and five bowl game appearances.

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