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Randy Edsall Out as UConn Coach Before Purdue Game

It’s interim coach time in Storrs.

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Things just went from bad to worse in Storrs, Connecticut for UConn football. On Sunday it was announced that Randy Edsall, their head coach, would be retiring effective at the end of this season. Today it was announced that he was done effective immediately, so Purdue will be facing an interim coach on Saturday:

Defensive coordinator Lou Spanos will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

“Upon further reflection by both Randy and I, and after having the opportunity to visit with Randy today, we are both in agreement that it is in the best interest of our student-athletes to have a new voice leading UConn football,” Benedict said in a statement.

This comes after Edsall was a dismal 6-32 during his second stint at UConn. it was technically his 4th season, as last year UConn did not play at all, but for much of this second go-round the Huskies have generally been the worst power 5 team in the country. He was 76-70 in his first stint, but won at least eight games in his final four seasons then. Of his six wins during this run three were against FCS competition, and Saturday’s loss to Holy Cross was an FCS loss.

Purdue is officially a whopping 32 point favorite entering Saturday’s game, which is probably the most Purdue has been favored by in any FBS level game in at least 20 years.