ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Former Maryland coach Randy Edsall is joining the Detroit Lions as a director of football research.
The Lions announced the hiring Sunday.
Edsall was fired in October, in the middle of his fifth season with the Terrapins. He went 22-34 after taking over in 2011.
Before that, Edsall was the coach at Connecticut from 1999-2010.
Edsall coached in the NFL from 1994-97 as an assistant for the Jacksonville Jaguars.