December 26, 2012 |
Joe Krivak, 77, the University of Maryland's head football coach from 1987 to 1991, died Dec. 25, the university said in a statement. Current head coach Randy Edsall said on Twitter that Mr. Krivak had leukemia. No other details about his death were released. Mr. Krivak was known as an outstanding coach of quarterbacks. As Maryland's quarterbacks coach under Bobby Ross in the 1980s, he worked with future NFL players Boomer Esiason, Frank Reich and Stan Gelbaugh. "He tutored some of the most prolific quarterbacks to...
October 20, 2012 |
Tom Coughlin saw the signs six years ago, when his New York Giants players tuned him out because of a fundamental disagreement. They recoiled at Coughlin's emphasis on details, which seemed like minutiae to many of them but essential to their coach. He heard the whispers a year later, when new General Manager Jerry Reese and Giants ownership wondered aloud whether the team could win with Coughlin as coach, and might its chances be better with someone else? And he was...
October 16, 2012 |
When the C8 bus arrives in College Park, Joel rushes out and scurries across the University of Maryland campus. He's late, and he hates being late. The students don't seem to notice him — just another backpack and Terrapins cap — but when he reaches his destination, the gates open to one of the most exclusive spots on campus. In order to watch Maryland football practice, you need to be one of three things: 1) a player, 2) a coach, 3) Joel Ryerson, the 51-year-old...
September 14, 2012 |
The three lessons Randy Edsall learned from his forgettable first year in College Park, he said, come from an old Clint Eastwood movie: " ‘Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.' I don't remember the name of it, but those are the three things," he said, leaning back in a leather recliner in his office at Gossett Team House. The movie was 1986's "Heartbreak Ridge. " The plot, as summarized at IMDB.com : a hard-nosed Marine gunnery sergeant "clashes with his superiors ...
September 14, 2012 |
The question, innocently enough, was about uniforms. Just jerseys. Nothing more. Maryland fans, Coach Randy Edsall was told, are curious about which uniforms the Terrapins will wear Saturday against Connecticut . His response? A perfect deadpan. "I don't know if I have any fans," Edsall said before breaking into a wide grin. "Do I?" Edsall's curiosity is understandable. Emotions will swirl among Huskies fans still bitter over Edsall's unceremonious departure two...
August 15, 2012 |
Major changes were needed in Maryland's football program after the team went 2-10 in Coach Randy Edsall's disastrous first season , and Edsall wisely made some. He hired new coordinators and instructed them to overhaul the offense and defense. Edsall pushed for a new synthetic field at Byrd Stadium and approved redesigned uniforms with player names on the back as part of the makeover. He remodeled as much as he could, essentially painting, upgrading the carpet and hanging new drapes.