By Bryan Frantz

WASHINGTON — Randy Edsall, who coached the Maryland Terrapins from 2011 to 2015, has reportedly agreed to become the head coach of the Connecticut Huskies.

The news has been spread by many outlets, but one of the first reports came from Brett McMurphy of ESPN.

McMurphy reported Edsall was a “very strong candidate” to be hired on Tuesday.

Edsall coached at Connecticut before taking the job at Maryland. He was with the Huskies from 2000 to 2010, winning at least eight games in each of his final four seasons. He compiled a 70-63 record there during his first stint, and he went 3-2 in bowl games during his tenure.

He was also named the 2010 Big East Coach of the Year after at one point getting his Huskies into the AP Top 25. His high-water mark for the AP poll was 16, which he achieved in 2007 with a Huskies squad that eventually finished 9-4 with a loss in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

The coach never had much success at Maryland, going 22-34 over his five seasons. He was 2-4 in his final season before being fired, and that came on the heels of back-to-back 7-6 seasons, each of which led to bowl game losses.

Edsall’s career record is 92-97 and 3-4 in bowl games.

Since being fired from Maryland, Edsall has served as the Detroit Lions’ director of football research — special projects, per ESPN.

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