Aug 28, 2021; Fresno, California, USA; Connecticut Huskies head coach Randy Edsall stands on the sideline during action against the Fresno State Bulldogs in the fourth quarter at Bulldog Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

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UConn’s Randy Edsall steps down as head coach

Randy Edsall stepped down as UConn head coach Monday afternoon, one day after announcing he would retire at the end of the season.

Defensive coordinator Lou Spanos will serve as interim head coach for the rest of the season.

“Upon further reflection by both Randy and I, and after having the opportunity to visit with Randy today, we are both in agreement that it is in the best interest of our student-athletes to have a new voice leading UConn football,” Huskies athletic director David Benedict said in a statement.

Edsall, 63, was in his second stint as the Huskies’ head coach. He first coached the program from 1999-2010 before returning in 2017.

His first stint in Storrs was very successful, as he led the program’s transition from FCS football to major Division I football as a member of the Big East. He won conference titles in 2007 and 2010 and led the team to the 2011 Fiesta Bowl.

He left after the 2010 season to take the job at Maryland before returning to Connecticut in 2017.

UConn was 6-30 from 2017-2019 before canceling the 2020 season.

The Huskies got off to a terrible start this year, losing 45-0 to Fresno State and 38-28 to FCS Holy Cross at home Saturday.

Overall, Edsall compiled a 76-95 record at UConn.

Spanos, 50, was hired as the defensive coordinator in 2019. This will be his first time leading a football team as a head coach.

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