Coming off a second straight 7-6 season, and an appearance in the Foster Farms Bowl, Randy Edsall and Maryland have agreed to a three-year contract extension taking him through the 2019 season, the school has announced.
The three-year extension will be worth $7.5 million beginning in January 2017, with just $500,000 of that guaranteed, according to the Washington Post. If Edsall is fired prior to January 15, 2017 (the end of his initial contract) he will be owed a $2.6 million buyout. Edsall currently makes $2.1 million annually, and that figure is set to increase to $2.5 million after the 2016 season.
After building up the UConn program and winning at least eight games in his final four seasons there (2007-2010), Edsall has consistently improved Maryland's record since arriving in 2011. That first year the Terps went 2-10, followed by a 4-8 season in 2012. The past two seasons have seen 7-6 finishes and back-to-back bowl appearances.
Overall, Edsall is 20-30 at Maryland, and holds a 94-100 record overall as a head coach. In their first season of Big Ten play, Maryland finished 4-4 overall and third place in the East. That .500 finish in Big Ten play marked a better conference winning percentage than Edsall ever had in the Big East with his UConn teams.
A recent bright spot for Maryland under Edsall that could act as a barometer for the momentum of the program has been their success on the recruiting trail, as Edsall and his staff were able to go into Pennsylvania to grab one of the state's best prospects, as well as adding two East coast 4-star prospects to their latest class.
This year the Terps have a slew of tough road games at West Virginia, Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan State, and Rutgers. Here's a look at the full schedule, courtesy of FBschedules.com.