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Friedgen: 'I could care less about Maryland'

Posted on: September 30, 2011 10:45 am
Edited on: September 30, 2011 10:47 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen has not made any efforts to get back into coaching, and is currently enjoying some time off after 40+ years in the industry. Earlier this week, the current Terrapins got a visit from Ralph's wife Gloria. According to Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun, she reprised her former role as "team mom" and brought some snacks on her friendly visit.

Ralph, on the other hand, might not be ready for such a visit anytime soon.

In an interview on a Baltimore radio station, Ralph made his feelings for his alma mater clear. The host asked Friedgen if he watches Maryland play, and if he thought seeing them struggle recently was painful.

"Well, it's not painful because I watch it for the kids," Friedgen responded. "I could care less about Maryland. I've burned my diploma, I'm flying a Georgia Tech flag right now."

Friedgen had two different stints as the Yellow Jackets' offensive coordinator, and compared to the Terps it is a more enjoyable fan experience right now. Friedgen was ousted just weeks after being named ACC Coach of the Year for leading the Terps to a seven-win turnaround. In his ten years as head coach Fridgen was 75-50 with a 5-2 bowl record and delivered an ACC title in his first year (2001).

Current head coach Randy Edsall will face Towson this weekend, as the squad looks to bounce back from an embarrassing 38-7 loss to Temple at home. Towson head coach Rod Ambrose was a member of Edsall's staff at Connecticut from 2001 to 2009. The Tigers' rushing attack has been potent, ranking 10th in FCS with 246 yards per game. The Terps currently ranked 11th in the ACC in rushing defense, and need a strong showing before traveling to Georgia Tech next week.

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Comments

Since: Jun 23, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 6:53 pm
 

Friedgen: 'I could care less about Maryland'

I wonder if New Mexico would be interested in bringing in Friedgen as Head Coach?



Since: Nov 8, 2009
Posted on: September 30, 2011 6:42 pm
 

Friedgen: 'I could care less about Maryland'

Maryland has really done themselves in... using about every color of the rainbow on their uniforms in the worst ways possible and firing the ACC Coach of the Year.

They said they fired him because of lagging ticket sales. When your getting 8+ wins a season, and being competitive with your conference, your coach is not the reason.

He deserves to be upset and certainly I hope he gets back into football to a more appreciative university.



Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Friedgen: 'I could care less about Maryland'

It all depends on what he meant. But judging by the content of his statements, I would say you guys are correct that it should be couldn't care less.

To be technical, it can be both ways. The school I attend, I can care less about about them. Nut St, I can't care any less for them. So both ways are correct forms of use.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Fridge is right...

He should call the AD and say, "So, how did that new hire work out?"  I feel sorry for students at Maryland.  They can't possibly have any illusion that the administration has any claims to anything remotely resembling "leadership" or "intellect" right now.  I hope Fridge gets another ACC job and pounds sand up Maryland's bleep in a couple of years.



Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 3:58 pm
 

Friedgen: 'I could care less about Maryland'

Ralph should get together with former Kansas coach Mark Mangino, open up a Burger King, and talk about the good old days.



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Friedgen: 'I could care less about Maryland'

He could have said some nice things about the good people at Maryland and saved the vitriol for the dumb schmucks who fired the Coach of the Year.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Friedgen: Care less

Looks like Ralphie is contradicting himself, unless he meant to say, "I couldn't care less about Maryland."




Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Friedgen: 'I could care less about Maryland'

At least he's not coaching in high school, where he'd have a good shot of being the English teacher too.



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 1:06 pm
 

Friedgen: 'I could care less about Maryland'

Actually, the correct phrase is "I couldn't care less."



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: September 30, 2011 12:35 pm
 

Friedgen: 'I could care less about Maryland'

So......what the hell does that mean? I care, but not all that much? To what level of caring is he at right now?
It means he doesn't give a damn.  "I could care less" is the traditional expression, not "I couldn't care less". 


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