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Posted at 11:16 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Amid NFL coaching rumor, Randy Edsall says he remains committed to Maryland

On Tuesday, Dave Razzano, a sports talk radio host in San Francisco, tweeted that he expects Maryland Coach Randy Edsall to get “strong consideration” for a coaching job with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. Razzano, who was a longtime NFL scout with at least three teams, did not make clear whether he meant the head coaching job or an assistant position, as far as I saw.

Jacksonville owner Wayne Weaver fired Coach Jack Del Rio after a 3-8 start to the season and agreed to sell the team to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan. Edsall was an assistant coach with the Jaguars from 1994 to 1997.

Here is Edsall on Tuesday addressing NFL coaching rumors:

“The only job that I am worried about, and the job that I have got all my heart and soul and attention on, is Maryland,” Edsall told The Post’s Jason Reid on Tuesday. “We are going to do the things necessary to make sure that this program goes where we want it to go.

“And I have never been more encouraged and excited and invigorated than I am right now. We are just trying to continue to get quality student-athletes here to the University of Maryland. We just want to build this program and take it to the heights that we want it as a coaching staff, and that our players want it and our fans want it and, most especially, our university.”

When asked directly if he is committed to Maryland for the long haul, Edsall said, “Absolutely. There is no question about that.”

In his first season at Maryland, Edsall led the Terrapins to a 2-10 record, losing each of the last seven games by double digits.

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