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Friedgen's Good Mood

Before Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen finished practice and returned to the Gossett Team House, I was talking to a couple other reporters about how good of a mood Friedgen has been in throughout camp. Despite the team’s youth and uncertainty at many positions, Friedgen has been pleasant throughout, and on some days – like Wednesday – downright giddy. He walked into the team house and greeted reporters with a loud hello. We all walked together to his office, where Friedgen encountered his wife, Gloria, and greeted her with an affectionate comment.

As if that wasn’t enough, once we all sat down in his office, Friedgen and the reporters engaged in a 20-minute chat, perhaps the longest of the summer. I figured this was a good day to get Ralph to talk openly and at length on a topic, so I asked one question in the session and Ralph proceeded to take the next six minutes to answer it. Ralph often wears his emotions on his sleeve, so in past years he has never really been in such a good mood for so long throughout camp. He’s usually grumpy one day and pleasant the next, etc. This year has been different. We’ll see if that will change next week or after the opener against No. 12 California.

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 27, 2009; 10:05 AM ET
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Losing 110 lbs will do that to a man.

Posted by: Barno1 | August 27, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

okay - lol.

Posted by: HughGRection | August 27, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

he is still giddy about being able to see the tips of his shoes for the first time in years!!!

pretty soon we'll have to call him the mini (subcompact) fridge!!!

keep it up coach!!!

Posted by: deadskin | August 27, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

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