A loyal reader alerted me to this late Wednesday night, and it is worth posting here to generate some feedback from fans. On Maryland football’s official Facebook page, you will find a note from Athletic Director Kevin Anderson and Coach Randy Edsall. (UPDATE: The note to fans was no longer on the Facebook page as of Thursday afternoon.) Here is the entire text of the note, and please let me know what you think of it:

A note from Kevin Anderson and Randy Edsall:

Dear Maryland Football Fan,

On behalf of our student-athletes, coaches and staff, thank you for your continued support of Maryland Football. While no one is satisfied with the results of the season just ended, we are committed to building a football program that matches the academic excellence and national prominence of our University. A program of which we can all be proud. Our record for the 2011 season is unacceptable. As the leadership of this football program, Coach Edsall and I take full responsibility for that disappointing performance.

We have never been more determined to move this program forward. We have a solid foundation upon which to build, and you have our commitment to work tirelessly in the off-season to that end. That work began last week, when Coach Edsall took to the recruiting trail to bring in more of the quality student-athletes who will make us successful in the classroom, on the field and in the community. In coming days, Randy and I will conduct a comprehensive review of our football program to determine how we can improve our systems and personnel from top to bottom.

We are also committed to keeping you informed of our progress throughout the off-season. We have heard from many of you, our passionate fans and supporters. We appreciate your concern for the future of Maryland Football. We appreciate, and share your passion. We promise to keep you informed of our plans and our progress as we prepare for 2012.

We cannot thank you enough for all you do to support our student-athletes. We both consider it a great honor to represent the University of Maryland and to work with the outstanding young men in our football program. Come and watch this spring, as this young team matures and improves. Next fall, show the Maryland Pride that electrifies our campus every football season. Only with your help and continued support can we accomplish great things.

Fear The Turtle!


Kevin B. Anderson, Director of Athletics

Randy Edsall, Head Football Coach