Maryland coach Randy Edsall has become a punching bag for the national and local media recently.
From Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post:
Men, there are four ways of doing things aboard my ship: the right way, the wrong way, the Navy way and my way — the Randy Edsall way. Let me say this: We do things my way and no one else’s, because Randy Edsall is all about one thing, and one thing only. And that’s Randy Edsall.
From Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com:
This is the sort of thing that should turn stomachs because it's so unfair to Danny O'Brien. And because it's so Randy Edsall. Edsall is a hypocrite of the highest order.
And Michael Rosenberg of SI.com didn't stop at Edsall ... he went after Maryland's entire administration:
A major university should do what is right, instead of what's convenient. The University of Maryland should be better than the people who have been hired to run it.
AP: This is the first time we’ve had a chance to talk to you since the season ended, so I wanna cover a couple things. One is, you’ve just completed one of the worst — if not the worst — seasons in Maryland history. You have replaced your offensive and defensive coordinator. Numerous players have left with eligibility remaining, including a three-year starting offensive tackle. And I gotta be honest with you, I’ve said this on the air, that I don’t think you should be returning as head coach, and I wonder how you respond to that and others who feel the same way.
And you thought it couldn't get worse after a 2-10 season? Edsall's record in his first season was just the beginning. The departure of quarterback Danny O'Brien has become a national story and a public relations nightmare for Maryland. Rosenberg of SI.com is absolutely right: This problem is bigger than Edsall and it goes straight to the top. Maryland AD Kevin Anderson can finally get something right by cutting O'Brien loose. Funny thing is, the perception lately seems to be that O'Brien isn't the one who should have to go.