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Report: Randy Edsall Returning To UConn As Head Coach

UConn football has found a new boss, and it is the same as the old one.

The Huskies are bringing in Randy Edsall to reprise his role as head coach, according to the Hartford Courant. Edsall served as head coach at UConn from 1999-2010.

Randy Edsall is returning as the Huskies' coach, according to sources, and the university athletic department is expected to make an official announcement later today. A press conference is expected Friday to reintroduce Edsall, UConn's coach from 1999-2010.

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Edsall, 58, left UConn in early 2011 to become coach at Maryland, where he was fired midway through his fifth season. For the past year or so, he has been the director of football research for the NFL's Detroit Lions. He was 22-24 at Maryland.

Of course, the matter of Edsall's departure from UConn is still a sticking point for many. Rather than fly home with his team, Edsall flew directly to Maryland to interview of the job following UConn's loss in the Fiesta Bowl in January 2011.

In 2012, Edsall himself told the media  he would have handled things differently.

On the field during his first stint in Storrs, Edsall enjoyed a relatively successful tenure. He compiled a 74-70 record, overseeing the program's leap to the FBS level. He led the Huskies to five bowl games, including the Fiesta Bowl after winning the Big East in 2010.

Update: The news is now official. Edsall is back.

Who says you can't go home again?