Randy Edsall and Dan Orlovsky to compete in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge


Coach Randy Edsall addresses his problems with the NCAA.11/13/18 Football Presser by Eric Wang. (Photo by Eric Wang/The Daily Campus)

UConn football head coach Randy Edsall and former UConn quarterback Dan Orlovsky will trade in their footballs for golf clubs this Sunday for the 13th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge.

The duo will be paired with Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi and John Congemi in this year’s tournament. There will be 12 teams consisting of NCAA head coaches and a celebrity alumnus. The competition will play a two-man scramble format over 18 holes using confirmed handicap adjustments. Schools will be paired for a shotgun start on the first nine holes and then re-paired, based on scores. The round will continue with consecutive tee times for the second nine holes.

“We’re honored to have some of college football’s biggest names compete in this year’s event, all in the name of scholarship and charity,” CEO and president of Peach Bowl, Inc Gary Stokan said in a press release. “It will be intriguing to see some of the sport’s biggest rivalries shift from the gridiron to the green with this year’s pairings.”

All participating teams will receive a portion of the $650,000 total purse, but the winning team will be awarded with $100,000 in scholarship and charity.

Since its inception, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge has provided a total of over $7 million in scholarships and charity. Proceeds from the event benefit endowed scholarships at the participating universities and charitable foundations selected by the coaches, benefitting a wide range of organizations throughout the nation.

Since 2002, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has raised significant funds to the Peach Bowl. In 17 years, it has collected nearly $33 million, making it college football’s most charitable bowl organization.

Edsall and Orlovsky’s charity of choice for the event will be the Edsall Family Foundation Philanthropy Fund.

Some other coaching and celebrity pairs include Ohio State’s Urban Meyer and Jeff Logan, UNC’s Roy Williams and Mack Brown, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Bill Spiers, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Jimmy Dunne and several more.

Michael Logan is the sports editor for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at michael.logan@uconn.edu.

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