UConn football head coach Randy Edsall originally announced that he’ll retire at the end of the 2021 season. He released the following statement on Sunday.

“After 17 years of service at the University of Connecticut as its Head Football Coach, I’ve decided to retire at the end of the season,” Edsall said in a statement. “Back in 2017 I made a commitment to the University, but felt it was better to make this announcement now rather than the end of the year to allow the University ample time to prepare for the future of the Football program. All my focus and attention for the rest of the season will be to prepare our players and coaches to go out and win as many games as possible.”

However, on Monday, Edsall then changed his mind, and he’s now stepping down, effective immediately.

The Huskies lost to Holy Cross Saturday 38-28. UConn is 0-2 on the 2021 season, as it lost the first week to Fresno State 45-0.

Edsall has coached at UConn 2 different stints. The first stint started in 1999 and ended in 2010, when he left for Maryland. The second UConn tenure started in 2017. Edsall’s second tenure has been a struggled, as he’s compiled a 6-32 overall record, and he’s 80-102 in both stints at UConn.

UConn opted out of playing the 2020 season due to COVID-19, and the return in 2021 has been brutal, with Saturday’s loss to Holy Cross being rock bottom.

The UConn Huskies are FBS Independent.