|UConn's Edsall says he's staying after meeting with Georgia Tech officials|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 02 December 2007 09:21|
Edsall traveled to Atlanta earlier this week to talk to Georgia Tech officials about their coaching vacancy.
Edsall informed his team at a banquet Sunday that he's not leaving, said UConn spokesman Leigh Torbin.
The news came hours after the Huskies earned a share of the Big East championship in just their sixth season in college football's top division.
When Pittsburgh stunned West Virginia on Saturday, that knocked the Mountaineers (10-2, 5-2 Big East) into a tie with UConn (9-3, 5-2) atop the conference standings.
West Virginia had already secured the Big East's automatic Bowl Championship Series berth because of its 66-21 win over the Huskies on Nov. 24.
The co-championship comes in UConn's fourth year in the conference and its sixth season since moving up from what was then called Division I-AA.
``It is something that nobody thought could have happened four years ago or even at the start of this season,'' Edsall said Sunday. ``To have it happen in Year 4 in the league is a great compliment to the hard work of our student-athletes, assistant coaches and staff.''
The title is the latest in a series of milestones reached by the Huskies this season. UConn earned its first national ranking in October, won its first game over a ranked opponent that month, and went undefeated at home (7-0) for the first time in school history.
The Huskies are heading to the Meineke Car Care Bowl on Dec. 29 in Charlotte, N.C. It will be UConn's second trip to a bowl. The 2004 team won the Motor City Bowl.