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Relations between Ralph Friedgen and the University of Maryland may be getting as ugly as the squad's opening day uniforms.

The former Terps coach, who also graduated from the school, told a Baltimore radio station that he's only rooting for Georgia Tech - a school he served two stints as the offensive coordinator before coming to College Park.

"I could care less about Maryland," he said, when asked if he still watched Maryland football. "I've burned my diploma. I'm flying a Georgia Tech flag right now."

When the host replied, "That's hurtful. I don't want to hear that Coach, I'm a Maryland alum," Coach Fridge didn't back off.

"Well they talk about Maryland pride," he said. "They didn't show me a lot of Maryland pride, either getting the job or getting fired."

Friedgen was fired at the end of the 2010 season - weeks after he was named the 2010 ACC Coach of the Year.


He held a 74-50 record in 10 seasons.

Before he lobbed the harsh words, Friedgen said he may be back in the game soon. But he didn't miss it as much as he thought he would have.


"I do miss our players," he said. "I don't miss all the other stuff."




Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/2011/09/30/2011-09-30_former_maryland_coach_ralph_friedgen_tells_baltimore_radio_station_ive_burned_by.html#ixzz1ZZh7vAHS



I won't give Nestor any traffic so I will not get the info from WNST but wow. Ralph is pissed.

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I liked the opening day uniforms.


Raph had to see the writting on the wall with all the empty seats in the stands and recruits he couldn't land. Yow was edging him out.....and as a coach you're hired to be fired.


That said if he was coaching the Terps they wouldn't be stinking it up like they are now.

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Ralph burning his diploma is my favorite part - his academic record at this school, or rather his teams' academic records, were awful. And only post-canning did we all find out just how bad they were - including the loss of scholarships for Edsall for Ralph's mishandling.


I liked Ralph, but it was time for a change. And if he's too much of a crybaby to understand the politics and the ebb and flow of these games, he's really out of it - because he's lived in the world for too long to deny that they exist.


As for Maryland Pride, I think they showed him plenty in holding on to him through a series of very tough seasons after his stellar start.

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