The Practice That Never Was
Ralph Friedgen has questioned all season whether he has been reaching his players. But one practice he did not call may have sent a clear message to his players.
After the 23-13 loss at Virginia Tech on Nov. 6, Friedgen was “very upset” and thought long and hard about staging a 5 a.m. practice that Friday to wake his players up, literally and figuratively.
“It’s like when you see your children don’t do well and you want them to do well,” Friedgen said. “You don’t know whether to scold them or cuddle them. It’s kind of that type of deal with these guys.”
In the end, Friedgen decided against unleashing the “wrath of Ralph,” as he called it. It turned out to be the right move. We will now see how Maryland can handle some success.
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