Lions hire former Maryland coach Edsall

Posted at 1:51 PM, Jan 31, 2016

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) -- The Lions have hired former Maryland head coach Randy Edsall as Director of Football Research - Special Projects.

Terms of Edsall's hiring were not announced.

Edsall spent the past 17 seasons as a collegiate head coach, working at Connecticut from 1999-2010 and Maryland from 2011-2015. Maryland fired Edsall in October after a 2-4 start to the 2015 season.