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Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 11/30/2010

Ralph Friedgen named ACC Coach of the Year, Danny O'Brien top rookie

By Cindy Boren

Updated at 1:18 p.m.

Quarterback Danny O'Brien has been named ACC Rookie of the Year. As earlier posted, Ralph Friedgen is the ACC Coach of the Year.

Filed at 11:41 a.m.

Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen will be named ACC Coach of the Year, CSNWashington.com is reporting.

An official announcement is expected later today.

Under Friedgen, a coach whose ties to Maryland span decades, the Terps are 8-4 and bowl-bound this year, after winning only two games last season.

We'll have details at Terrapins Insider.

He has been head coach at his alma mater since 2001, when he led the Terps to a 10-2 finish and top-10 ranking. The team won its first outright ACC title that year.

By Cindy Boren  | November 30, 2010; 11:41 AM ET
Categories:  College football  
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Comments

Wow! That's great for him and the team...especially considering he was almost fired after last season. Way to go!

Posted by: burnie4241 | November 30, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Well deserved for Friedgen.

Between Friedgen and Gary Williams, Maryland has some solid coaching.

However, they both need to improve in recruiting local talent. Maybe they could try blind-folding recruits until they get on campus so they don't see the surrounding blight?

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | November 30, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Please visit the Terps Insider within the next hour to see some funny comments some "fans" made about Fridge earlier this season.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 30, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

RECRUITING IS THEIR DOWNFALL ESP BASKETBALL
THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS UMD NEEDS A WAY TO ATTRACT THEM TO THEIR STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES AND SOLID COACHING STAFF>>>ALL MY KIDS WENT O UMD AND WE ARE NJ RESIDENTS>>>

Posted by: whatbull | November 30, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Barno - I love your consistency; you are a fan to the end and stick by your principles.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 30, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

whatbull says,

"RECRUITING IS THEIR DOWNFALL ESP BASKETBALL
THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS UMD NEEDS A WAY TO ATTRACT THEM TO THEIR STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES AND SOLID COACHING STAFF>>>ALL MY KIDS WENT O UMD AND WE ARE NJ RESIDENTS"

Where else would you send your kids to college? Rutgers? There's no other colleges in NJ!!!

Posted by: suntan | November 30, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely wonderful!! This man lives and dies for the Terps!! He is so emotional and caught up in not only winning but success for these young men. What a great story! Anytime the Terps have been predicted to finish last...what happens...giant slayers!! Terps Baby!! BackNEffect!!

Posted by: GMorg11 | November 30, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

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