UConn football coach Randy Edsall isn't waiting until the end of the season to retire. He'll step down immediately.

On Monday, the school announced the change of plans, saying that Edsall and director of athletics David Benedict had come to a "mutual decision that is in the best interest of the UConn football program for Edsall to step aside immediately."

The announcement comes after Sunday's statement that Edsall, 63, would retire at the conclusion of the season.

Defensive coordinator Lou Spanos will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.