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Friedgen-Yow talks began Sunday

Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen began his series of talks with Athletic Director Debbie Yow on Sunday. The discussions are expected to continue for a few days. Friedgen will need to articulate his vision for putting the program back on course. He said after Saturday's 19-17 loss to Boston College that he wanted to talk with Yow about ideas to improve the offense and defense. Friedgen hinted during the season at playing some option next season with mobile quarterback Jamarr Robinson. But Friedgen declined to elaborate on any potential tweaks following Saturday's game. Friedgen's fate will be announced after the discussions with his athletic director.

Virginia beat writer Zach Berman and I will take part in an online chat Monday at 11 a.m. to answer questions about the coaching situations at Virginia and Maryland. So tune in. And if you want to ask some questions about college basketball, please do.

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 29, 2009; 10:07 PM ET
Categories:  Football  
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The Post is way behind the Sun covering the Terps. They have already reported that Yow and Friedgen have completed the first round of "talks." He's going to have to make staff changes and get a new recruiting coordinator. It looks like Ralph survived the axe.

Posted by: imterpsfan2 | November 29, 2009 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Maryland need to fire Yow.

Posted by: FLvet | November 30, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

If Md can't recruit the DC area they will never return to success. It's as simple as that. Md needs "BIGS" and the DC area has produced many good ones. Actually that's true about the BB program too! We need O-line and D-line.
How many times has the WaPo POY gone to another school. How many times has an asst coach or recruiting coordinator left MD and the next thing you know, they are signing players for there new school...as far away as New Mexico.

Posted by: cavys | November 30, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Even with an ace recruiting coordinator, Maryland's talent level will only improve incrementally. Maryland needs to find a second strong area where it can secure talent; that used to be Virginia, but that talent pool has dried up since Virginia Tech joined the ACC. The same thing has happened in New Jersey due to the rise of Rutgers.

Speaking of Rutgers, another reason for its improvement is Schiano getting a base in Florida; while the Knights don't woo elite talent away from Florida, Miami or FSU, they get enough good players to hold their own. I'm not sure whether the Terps can target Florida, especially now that USF and other schools are in the mix as well, but there has to be another region (Ohio?) where it could make inroads in getting its share of big-time talent ro complement what it gets in Maryland and D.C.

Posted by: VPaterno | November 30, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

"The Post is way behind the Sun covering the Terps."

That's because Prisbell and Yanda both suck.

They don't like to do real reporting, just that trashy crap that you see in the tabloids.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | November 30, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

You go 2-10, and Ralph now says he might need to 'tweak' the offense to fit the talent.. This should have been done in week 2.. You saw that the o-line was weak, and plays should have been called to compensate...Franklin has an ego that needs to shrink.. Let him go, buy him out.. what has he done to deserve to be the 'coach in waiting'??? That WC offense doesn't work at Maryland.. Get 'your' offense back Ralph, and things might look up...

Posted by: frostanna | November 30, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

The only thing to discuss between the two of them is who is going to be fire first? Yow must go first, then get a real AD who knows how to hire a big time football coach.

Posted by: DaveLopan | November 30, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

but there has to be another region (Ohio?) where it could make inroads in getting its share of big-time talent ro complement what it gets in Maryland and D.C.

Posted by: VPaterno | November 30, 2009 12:38 PM

MD gets a lot of guys from Georgia, due to Friedgen's strong ties to that area. We've had a number of All ACC players from down there since Fridge came here.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 30, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I agree that Yow must go......Also, some people have to understand that MD played a lot of true freshman this season. I don't care what type of star player you are coming out of high school, it is very difficult for a true freshman to be a great college player rite away, especially when there are a lot of other true freshman are playing beside you.

Posted by: baseballguy602 | November 30, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

I agree that MD played a lot of true freshmen this year. The question is why was it necessary. Last year Md started many seniors on the O-line. where were the Jr.'s nad Sophs's to replace those who graduated?

Posted by: cavys | November 30, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

DC talent is WAY OVER RATED. The high school coaches in the area do a wonderful job of promoting them but most of these luvers "can't" play. The tippy top guys that can play aren't going to Maryland. Too many plan b reaches on the locals by the Maryland coaching staff.

They also pulled out of Florida. Big mistake. And please don't sell me that crap that it's so hard to recruit in Florida where Wake Forest has like 17 Floridians on their roster and have clocked Maryland 3 out of the last 4 years.

As for Ralph, I don't see the vision, the passion or the coaching to turn this around. If Yow had the money he would of been let go on Sunday. But her hands are financial tied and the terps are stuck.

Not a pretty picture in College Park.

Posted by: tman111 | November 30, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

What is wrong with Maryland--Debbie Yow. Does she have a clue about running an athletic program? Time for a change. She and Vinny can start a consulting firm.

Posted by: HelloNewman1 | November 30, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Maryland needs to hire Henry Frazier. He is from the area and he turned around the worst football program in Football History. He is from PG County were he served as a High School Coach. Larry Johnson was a High School Coach in the SMAC and look at the players he gets from the area each year. In order to win the recruits, it needs to be a local guy who can go in to these homes and get these kids to come to Maryland! He also has Florida, Texas, and California ties as well.

Posted by: Coach100 | November 30, 2009 7:15 PM | Report abuse

In the past three seasons, Prairie View has finished 7-3, 9-1, and 8-1. This is the team who lost 80 straight games not too long ago.

Posted by: Coach100 | November 30, 2009 7:17 PM | Report abuse

They need to keep Coach Friedgen. He has established he can win at the collegiate and the pro level. Forget about the money part, he's a good coach. Maryland may never be a national champion in football, but Ralph has brought us to and won several bowl games. We had many non-bowl years after Bobby Ross before Ralph came on the scene. Stay the course.

Posted by: bfjam | November 30, 2009 7:35 PM | Report abuse

How much is Yow's buyout...?

Posted by: jrchris | November 30, 2009 8:18 PM | Report abuse

maybe its time for YOW to go...

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 30, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

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