The Terrapins coach, amid rumors of his impending firing, fielded questions from reporters after the game. He was asked if his pregame ritual, in which he shook his players’ hands, was unusual – implying that he could be saying goodbye to them, in what could be his final game as head coach.
Edsall took exception to that. His press conference lasted four minutes and thirty seconds. He reiterated that shaking hands with his team is something he does “every single game,” then left the room.
After he left the podium, audible applause came from what was reportedly a group of Maryland boosters in the back of the room.
Video of Edsall answering the question before storming off is below (begins around the 4:05 mark).
- Jeremy Woo