Sunday, November 16, 2008

Robinson out at Syracuse, interest in Edsall?

A Sunday update:
  • Greg Robinson was fired today by Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross, according to a report in the Syracuse Post-Standard. The story says Robinson will stay on to coach the final two games.
  • Randy Edsall was watching film this afternoon, and heard the news of Greg Robinson's firing from the Connecticut media. The Syracuse Post-Standard claims sources in saying Edsall is "very interested" in the position. Here's what he had to say when asked about his interest in the job, "I don't talk about personnel issues, and never will. I'm just concerned about coaching this football team here and making them better and getting focused and ready for South Florida. That's it." Take that quote for what it's worth, but it's not exactly a ringing endorsement of his commitment to staying in Storrs.
  • No injuries from Saturday.
  • Twyon Martin and Kendall Reyes have both earned starting jobs at defensive tackle, moving ahead of Rob Lunn and Alex Polito on the depth chart for South Florida next week.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't blame Edsall for keeeping the upper hand in leverage for more bucks, whether it be in Storrs & Glasonbury or that awfully lame city of Syracuse. Boils down to $$ and family, and hopefully the likelihood that UCONN can seriously contend for the BCS slot in the next year or two. Now THAT would get him an even bigger contract.

November 17, 2008 7:29 AM 
Anonymous Gary said...

I like Edsall, I hope he sticks around, but you can't really expect him to stay at CT if he keeps winning. This program is going to be like Boston College coaching wise. You'll get a young coach looking to make his chops and move on to a bigger program or an NFL job.

I don't think Edsall will leave for the 'Cuse, but stranger things have happened.

The big question is, who would UConn go after to replace Randy? An NFL coordinator looking to get into head coaching? Mark Whipple? Or a recently fired big name coach trying to regain his reputation? Phil Fulmer?

Hopefully those questions won't need answering, but if they do need to hire a new coach, let's all home it's not Rob Ambrose

November 17, 2008 9:55 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When it comes to your alma mater though you never know. Syracuse still has more history and prestige then UConn it would not take much for that school to jump up in the national spotlight again if they can win games – UConn is still struggling for that exposure both in the media and the minds of potential big time recruits. I think a lot depends on Edsall himself and what direction he wants to take his career in – Does he want to return to his alma mater and where he began his career? Does he want to continue to build this program from the ground up and go down in history as someone that built and maintained one program over long period of time? Does he have ambition to go to a big time program in a big time football conference? Does he want to get back to the NFL? Does he have a rebuild mentality and will end up moving from place to place just rebuilding programs? Does he want to be in a recruiting hotbed rather then a non recruiting hotbed like CT? Will he go to the highest bidder? Who knows guess we will find out eventually…..I hope he stays

November 17, 2008 10:57 AM 

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