DOVER, Del.- It is a new chapter for the Maryland Terrapins football program.
Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson recently announced the termination of Head Football Coach Randy Edsall.
The Terps are coming off a three-game loosing streak to West Virginia, Michigan and Ohio State.
Day one started for Interim Head Coach Mike Locksley. He served as the offensive coordinator and spent 10 years with the Maryland football program.
“The energy was good today because it was something different for the guys,” Locksley said. “I thought they came out and gave great effort. We had a little more fun today and it seemed like the energy was up.”
The team is on their bye week and will pick up with Big Ten conference matchup against Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 24.
“Penn State is a game that we enjoy and I know our fans enjoy it and our players are looking forward to it,” Locksley said. “They’ve had a lot of success against us. Our players are looking forward to playing at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore and competing against a team.”
In the past three weeks the team put up relatively low numbers on offense, a combined 34 points. Last year the Terps finished with an overall record of 7-6 and 4-4 in the Big Ten.
Locksley wants to concentration on two things: competition and fun.
“We kept the same structure for the most part, but we did some things like a competition period where we lined guys up 1-on-1 like you’re playing backyard football. I think guys enjoyed that part of it,” Locksley said. “I think the big thing for us is we have to find ways to compete. I told those guys that we are going to try to make the next six weeks as fun as we can make it.”
Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson announced that Randy Edsall has been relieved of his duties as head coach. More http://t.co/kPSEzQucav
— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) October 11, 2015