On Sunday, Randy Edsall was informed he would be fired after five seasons as Maryland's head football coach. Edsall ended his tenure with a 22-34 record, including 0-12 against ranked opponents, but it wasn't all bad. Here are some of the highs and lows from each of his five seasons:
High: Sept. 5: Maryland beats Miami in Edsall’s debut.
In front of a capacity crowd and a national audience, Maryland beat Miami 32-24. It looked like a promising start to the future for the Terps, who were looking to build off 2010’s 9-4 campaign.
Low: Nov. 26: Maryland blows 27-point lead at North Carolina State to finish 2-10.
The Terps came in to Carter-Finley stadium losers of seven straight and were just looking for a win to cap off a disappointing season. The Terps had a 41-14 lead with 10:50 left in the third quarter, but the defense collapsed, allowing N.C. State to score on its next five possessions to take a 49-41 lead. The Wolfpack went on to win 56-41, completing the second biggest comeback in ACC history.
High: Oct. 13: Maryland defeats Virginia to improve to 4-2
Stefon Diggs returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and the Terps raced out to a 17-0 first quarter lead in a 27-20 win at Virginia. The win doubled Maryland's win total from the previous season.
Low: Nov. 3: Freshman linebacker Shawn Petty makes first start at quarterback
After getting out to a 4-2 start, quarterbacks Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe both tore their ACLs, and Devin Burns broke his foot in the next two games. Linebacker Shawn Petty was forced to go under center, and the Terps limped to a 4-8 finish. It turned out to be a microcosm of the terrible quarterback circumstances that plagued Edsall's time at Maryland.
High: Sept. 21: Maryland shuts out West Virginia
After losing the previous seven matchups to the Mountaineers, the Terps demolished West Virginia 37-0 at M&T Bank Stadium. Quarterback C.J. Brown had a touchdown pass through the air and on the ground, and the defense held West Virginia to 175 yards and forced six turnovers.
High: Nov. 16: Maryland defeats Virginia Tech in Blacksburg
Maryland had suffered a few embarrassing defeats at the hands of the Hokies, including a 55-6 thrashing in Blacksburg in 2004. But in this one the Terps pulled off a 27-24 overtime upset, their first win at Virginia Tech since 1949. Brown scored a rushing touchdow in overtime to seal the win.
Low: Oct 5: Terps lose 63-0 at Florida State
After appearing in the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since 2006, the Terps got flattened 63-0 by Florida State. Jameis Winston threw for 393 yards and five touchdowns, and after the game said, "It felt like a little league football game out there."
High: Nov. 1: Maryland beats Penn State for just the second time in school history
Brad Craddock kicked a game-winning 43-yard field goal with 51 seconds left to give the Terrapins a 20-19 victory, their first-ever win in Happy Valley, which made the Terps bowl-eligible for the second straight season.
High: Nov. 22: Maryland beats Michigan in the Big House
After beating Penn State in Happy Valley, Maryland defeated Michigan 23-16 for their fourth conference win. C.J. Brown set Maryland's all-time total touchdowns record.
Low: Nov. 29: Terps blow 25-point lead against Rutgers, fall at home
In the final regular season game, Maryland got out to a 35-10 first half lead before falling to Rutgers 41-38. This was a significant blow to Maryland’s bowl possibilities, and the Terps would go on to lose Stanford, 45-21, in the Foster Farms Bowl.
Low: Oct. 3-10: Maryland gets blown out by Michigan and Ohio State, Rumors swirl about Edsall's job security
Following a putrid 28-0 loss to Michigan, fans started to call for Edsall’s head, and rumors began to circulate saying that Edsall would be fired as soon as after the Ohio State game. After tying the top-ranked Buckeyes in the third quarter, Maryland went on to lose 49-28 and Edsall stormed out of his postgame press conference before it was set to end.
The next day, Anderson told Edsall he'd been fired.