All reports indicate that Randy Edsall will be the new Maryland football coach. The Connecticut head man flew in for an interview on Sunday night at 4 p.m., and a team meeting with athletic director Kevin Anderson was scheduled for 6 p.m. Now, there might be some confirmation that Edsall indeed is the team's next coach, as one of the Maryland players has put out a Twitter message announcing the news.
Cornerback Cameron Chism, who surely was part of the meeting, posted this message a few minutes ago. His account is protected, but it was retweeted by several others.
RT @chism22: Randy Edsall IS our New Head Coach
Obviously, nothing is official until Maryland announces the news, and it is just one tweet that could have theoretically come from anywhere, but the timing makes sense, considering that Chism was likely in that meeting.
As for Mike Leach, the assumption was that Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank would go to bat for him, but that apparently isn't the case. Darren Rovell of CNBC notes that Plank wasn't willing to put his reputation on the line for Leach, considering Leach's unpredictability. Rovell also reports that former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez was indeed a candidate for the position.