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December 1, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen will return for the 2010 season, The Associated Press has learned. Friedgen's job status appeared shaky after the Terrapins lost a school-record 10 games this season. But after meeting for two consecutive days with athletic director Debbie Yow, he has been given the go-ahead to make plans for a 10th season as head coach at his alma mater, according to a school official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not yet formally been made.
NEWS
By BIG SYDNEY | October 18, 2007
When you are a wildly famous football prognosticator, it starts to come easy. Sure, you really toil those two hours you work a week, but then it's time to kick back and relax. I know no better way to take it easy than to pick out a couple of movies and head back to the entertainment room in my mansion in the suburbs of Dargan. It starts with me heading over to Dargan's new elite basketball court and video store, known as Net Flicks, to get some DVDs before heading back and taking some of the edge off of a tough day of picking winners.
OPINION
January 13, 2011
Friedgen was an upstanding college coach       To the editor:   Ralph Friedgen, former head football coach at the University of Maryland, got a bad deal. He was fired after 10 seasons as the leader of the Terps football program.    We must understand these stupid decisions by colleges' directors of athletics that college football is a business. It is an activity that contributes significantly to the bottom line of a supposedly academic operation.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | September 23, 2005
bobp@herald-mail.com COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Despite a 1-2 start, University of Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen has all the confidence in the world. He might want to syphon some off for his young Terrapins, though. While Friedgen professes that the Terps are near to putting it all together to become a consistent football team, Maryland's young players are having doubts and growing pains, especially after two unnerving losses in the last two weeks. Friedgen has two remedies for the problem ... past experiences of having a 1-2 record and just some overall experience.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | May 18, 2006
HAGERSTOWN University of Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen admits that there are many aspects of success that keep him motivated. Maybe the biggest of them is making sure his players are ready to tackle the real world long after they have finished tackling opposing running backs. "I believe in the student-athlete," Friedgen said Wednesday at the Rotary Club of Hagerstown's weekly meeting at the Four Points Sheraton. "I believe in winning. I believe in graduating players.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | September 17, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The easy part of Ralph Friedgen's job -- if there is such a thing -- is putting the thought into the Xs and Os of a game. But the most difficult part for the University of Maryland football coach is figuring out the thoughts of the players who use those Xs and Os. The ongoing mind game over what matters continues for Friedgen and the Terrapins when they face Eastern Michigan on Saturday at Byrd Stadium. It sets up for another in the ongoing battle between coach and team when it comes to realizing every game is important, no matter the opponent.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | October 1, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Ralph Friedgen hasn't quite been himself lately. The University of Maryland football coach has been saying things out loud and conveying personal thoughts about the Terrapins. In other words, the walls of Friedgen's personal assessment have come tumbling down. "I have faith in this team. I've gone on the record, which I normally don't do," Friedgen said on Tuesday during his weekly media conference. "So there is a special feeling that I have with this team.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | November 25, 2006
Reality has a way of getting in the way of dreams ... even if it's only for a little while. Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen relied on dreams and goals to pump up the Terrapins on what has become an improbable ride to the brink of an Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division title. It has pretty much been the motivation to get them where they are today. First, the goal was a sixth win and eligibility for a bowl invitation. Then it was a possible division title and a trip to the ACC championship game.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | August 7, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Ralph Friedgen put the NFL Draft on a personal level. He put himself on the clock, but it's not to select in the first round. It's a self-imposed deadline the University of Maryland football coach has set to pick his starting quarterback for the 2007 season. "I'm not going to take long ... at least a week, maybe a little bit more," Friedgen warned during his news conference Monday at the annual Maryland media day at Byrd Stadium. "I'm anxious to see them practice and see how they did during the summer.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | November 21, 2002
bobp@herald-mail.com COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Ralph Friedgen would never be confused with a Maryland cheerleader, but he knows how to shake a pom-pom successfully. Maryland's football coach has become a master at motivating the Terrapins to do things most critics have thought impossible. Now, Friedgen is branching out. Friedgen isn't bashful about admitting he is pulling for North Carolina State to win this week. The Wolfpack faces Florida State on Saturday in what has become Maryland's final hope for a chance to win a share of its second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championship.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | June 3, 2012
Image is everything. That's what they say ... at least when they are selling cameras. But image is more than just a picture. It's also a perspective. It's a focus, even in camera land. And at times, it is even a stereotype. Certain words conjure up their own images - and stereotypes. Let's take professions, for instance. Sportswriter. Right away, it's an overweight guy who gets paid to watch games, spends too much time in front of the television and always seems to have a hot dog or a beer in his hand.
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OPINION
January 13, 2011
Friedgen was an upstanding college coach       To the editor:   Ralph Friedgen, former head football coach at the University of Maryland, got a bad deal. He was fired after 10 seasons as the leader of the Terps football program.    We must understand these stupid decisions by colleges' directors of athletics that college football is a business. It is an activity that contributes significantly to the bottom line of a supposedly academic operation.
NEWS
December 1, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen will return for the 2010 season, The Associated Press has learned. Friedgen's job status appeared shaky after the Terrapins lost a school-record 10 games this season. But after meeting for two consecutive days with athletic director Debbie Yow, he has been given the go-ahead to make plans for a 10th season as head coach at his alma mater, according to a school official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not yet formally been made.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | October 1, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Ralph Friedgen hasn't quite been himself lately. The University of Maryland football coach has been saying things out loud and conveying personal thoughts about the Terrapins. In other words, the walls of Friedgen's personal assessment have come tumbling down. "I have faith in this team. I've gone on the record, which I normally don't do," Friedgen said on Tuesday during his weekly media conference. "So there is a special feeling that I have with this team.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | September 17, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The easy part of Ralph Friedgen's job -- if there is such a thing -- is putting the thought into the Xs and Os of a game. But the most difficult part for the University of Maryland football coach is figuring out the thoughts of the players who use those Xs and Os. The ongoing mind game over what matters continues for Friedgen and the Terrapins when they face Eastern Michigan on Saturday at Byrd Stadium. It sets up for another in the ongoing battle between coach and team when it comes to realizing every game is important, no matter the opponent.
NEWS
August 19, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Senior Jordan Steffy will serve as Maryland's starting quarterback for its season opener Aug. 30 against Delaware, head coach Ralph Friedgen said Monday. The announcement came following the morning practice of the team's second-to-last two-a-day session. Steffy and fellow signal-callers Chris Turner and Josh Portis were informed of the decision prior to that practice, the 17th of preseason camp.    "It was a hard decision," Friedgen said. "(The coaching staff)
NEWS
By BIG SYDNEY | October 18, 2007
When you are a wildly famous football prognosticator, it starts to come easy. Sure, you really toil those two hours you work a week, but then it's time to kick back and relax. I know no better way to take it easy than to pick out a couple of movies and head back to the entertainment room in my mansion in the suburbs of Dargan. It starts with me heading over to Dargan's new elite basketball court and video store, known as Net Flicks, to get some DVDs before heading back and taking some of the edge off of a tough day of picking winners.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | October 3, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen may have started a controversy by trying to stop one. The question was about the status of Maryland starting quarterback Jordan Steffy, who left last Saturday's game at Rutgers with a concussion just before halftime. The answer had more wiggle room than Jell-O on a cruise ship at sea. "Jordan is improving. He's questionable for this week," Friedgen said Tuesday during his weekly media conference.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | August 7, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Ralph Friedgen put the NFL Draft on a personal level. He put himself on the clock, but it's not to select in the first round. It's a self-imposed deadline the University of Maryland football coach has set to pick his starting quarterback for the 2007 season. "I'm not going to take long ... at least a week, maybe a little bit more," Friedgen warned during his news conference Monday at the annual Maryland media day at Byrd Stadium. "I'm anxious to see them practice and see how they did during the summer.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | November 25, 2006
Reality has a way of getting in the way of dreams ... even if it's only for a little while. Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen relied on dreams and goals to pump up the Terrapins on what has become an improbable ride to the brink of an Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division title. It has pretty much been the motivation to get them where they are today. First, the goal was a sixth win and eligibility for a bowl invitation. Then it was a possible division title and a trip to the ACC championship game.
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