Randy Edsall was a controversial hire by Maryland in 2011. He left his job at Connecticut after the Huskies' 48-20 loss to Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, never saying goodbye to his players. His first Terrapin team lost its last seven games and finished 2-10. John Feinstein of the Washington Post wrote that "Randy Edsall should be fired — today." But Edsall stayed on course and it paid off in 2013 when Maryland earned a bid to the Military Bowl and finished 7-6. Now a new challenge awaits. An opportunity to make an impact in the Big Ten. The Terps' first game in the new league is Sept. 27 at Indiana.