Randy Edsall, an inquisitive Australian, and country music

Randy Edsall, an inquisitive Australian, and country music
August 13, 2014, 6:15 pm
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(Bob Doonan-USA TODAY Sports)



COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland kicker Brad Craddock approached head coach Randy Edsall and asked him a legitimate logistical question this week.

He had a concern about the music that can be heard playing at his team's practices.

"Why is it always country music when we go to special teams?" the native of Australia asked.

He had a point. For the most part, the music blaring from the overhead speakers is a mix of hip-hop, pop, and rock.

Edsall recalled his answer to Craddock with a sly smile and a chuckle at a media session before Wednesday's training camp practice in College Park.

"Because that's what the head man wants."

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The fourth-year head coach fancies himself something of a country music aficionado. There had to be some point at which he could exercise his influence.

But that doesn't mean there aren't non-formal checks and balances.

"I'm smart enough to stay away from that. I'll take advantage of head coach's prerogatives, but I'm not selecting the playlist," he joked.

"I'm sure if they don't like it, they come to me and tell me."

Wednesday's practice began with Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It" and junior running back Albert Reid broke out a classic '90s-era dance as his team converged for a team stretch.

And so began the day.