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Friedgen: 'We could easily be 7-1 or 6-2'

Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen just said on the ACC teleconference that he believes his team is a lot better than its 2-7 record would indicate, adding that "we could easily be 7-1 or 6-2."

How many agree with that?

Senior quarterback Chris Turner did not practice Tuesday because of the MCL injury to his left knee. Friedgen is hopeful that Turner can practice Wednesday and Thursday.

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 11, 2009; 11:50 AM ET
Categories:  Football  
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Comments

Could this post be updated w/ a few reasons WHY he would make such an outlandish claim?

I love what the Fridge has done for a fledgling program, but that's just embarrassing.

Posted by: Franklin92 | November 11, 2009 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Wow. Ralph has completely lost it. They should be 0-9.

Posted by: RickyBobby | November 11, 2009 11:58 AM | Report abuse

The Terps would be 6-2 if not for some horrible play late in games. The Wake and Cal games were bad losses, but every other game could have been a win. I feel good about the game this weekend. Maybe we can recreate the 2004 season when the 5-6 Terps beat the #5 Seminoles.

Posted by: TerpFan2001 | November 11, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

I think it's untrue, because 2+7=9, whereas 6+2 and 7+1 both equal 8. With that being said, I think 9-0 would be more realistic than either, but personally I think 2-7 is about right.

Posted by: J-Wiz | November 11, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I've been a Fridge supporter through thick and thin since he was hired. However, this outlandish statement is reasonable suspicion for a drug test and grounds for termination.

How in the world could he make such a STUPID statement? Sure, the Terps could be 6-2 or 7-1 if we didn't turn the ball over 4-5 times per game, had a playcaller who knew what the frack he was doing, had an offensive line that could block, had a secondary that could cover receivers, had a punter that actually played up to his ability, had Boomer Esiason as our QB, and had Vince Lombardi as our coach. I think if we had all of that, we "might" be 6-2 or 7-1, but it's not like the Terps are losing games because of a few bad breaks here and there. One game it's penalties, another game it's bad defense, the next game its turnovers, and so on. It's not just one thing that is plaguing this team, and if Fridge doesn't understand than, then he problaby need to hang up his whistle/clipboard, because the team needs to be coached by someone who understands the problems that this team has and will continue to face for the rest of this season and seasons to come.

Posted by: Russtinator | November 11, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

7-1/6-2, who ever knew the Fridge was a comedian?

That or Fridge has gotten into my private stash of 'shrooms and wacky-tobacky.

Either way .500-Fridge is hilarious today.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | November 11, 2009 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Sure Ralphy!!! And if I was 7 feet tall, I would be playing in the NBA. Woulda, coulda, shoulda...sounds like loser talk to me!!!

Posted by: S-Doug | November 11, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Actually, that's true - if they had played the Redskins.

Posted by: getitritegov | November 11, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Really, Fridge? Really? It's one thing to tell the team that in the sanctity of the locker room during a pep talk. It's quite another to humiliate yourself and your team by saying that in public. You're now officially a joke. Let this be your epitaph, if Yow has the brass ones to fire you like she should.

Posted by: HireBillCowher | November 11, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Where's Barno1 to defend the Fridge and his 7-1 / 6-2 proclamation?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | November 11, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Ralph is a total, incompetent coach right now.. What a loser

Posted by: leed1911 | November 11, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

HAH! Yeah, and Murland doesn't lose to teams like Virginia or Dook either. hahahaha

Posted by: TheSuperhoo | November 11, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

I could see 4-4 if not for the turnover issue. But 6-2?? - do not see that at all. Hope they win a few more games though.

Posted by: HughGRection | November 11, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Ralph is a boon to this program. He has accomplished quite a bit in his time here. The last few years have been trying and there's been a lot of flirting with the upper bounds of mediocrity. (This is still better than the prior decade when the football program was flirting with the lower bounds of mediocrity)

Maybe Ralph is right, and this team is better than the record indicates. But 6-2/7-1 better? And "easily" that much better?

I don't think so.

Posted by: mabkhar | November 11, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Ralph Friedgen is delusional!

Posted by: imterpsfan2 | November 11, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Call me crazy, but I think maybe...just maybe...there's a chance that what Coach Friedgen is referring to is the fact that the Terps have been "in" every ballgame but two (Cal, Wake). They could have won each of those games that they were in...none was unwinnable, even in the 4th quarter.

But yeah, let's call him names and say he needs a drug test and should be fired for making such a wacky statement. Because none of us have ever heard any coach ever make such a nutty statement before.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 11, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

They couldn't easily be 7-1 or 6-2 right now because they've played nine games. Hello? Ralph must not know how many games his team has lost. The poor is in deep denial.

Posted by: sonny2 | November 11, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

you are what your record says you are 2-7 is a bad record for a bad team period. Ralph needs to go three years too late.
He won his first year with someone else's players. Ralph's time has passed. Bye Ralph.

Posted by: jmfaruki | November 11, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Call me crazy, but I think maybe...just maybe...there's a chance that what Coach Friedgen is referring to is the fact that the Terps have been "in" every ballgame but two (Cal, Wake). They could have won each of those games that they were in...none was unwinnable, even in the 4th quarter.

But yeah, let's call him names and say he needs a drug test and should be fired for making such a wacky statement. Because none of us have ever heard any coach ever make such a nutty statement before.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 11, 2009 4:02 PM

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Yep and I'm sure you'll defend Vinny and Danny by saying the 'Skins could have a better record because they've "been in games they lost"

you're just as delusional as .500-Fridge.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | November 11, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

puff puff pass Coach Friedgen, puff puff pass...

Posted by: S2DU | November 11, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

What are the side effects of being on Medifast??? It's obvious that it's hurting Ralph with the ability to think straight... He'll probably want to paint Terp Alley yellow this weekend, cause he's off to see the wizard...

Posted by: frostanna | November 11, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

He won his first year with someone else's players. Ralph's time has passed. Bye Ralph.

Posted by: jmfaruki | November 11, 2009 5:22 PM

Enough with this absolutely idiotic myth.

Scott McBrien
Josh Allen
Dominique Foxworth
Shawn Merriman
D'Qwell Jackson
Randy Starks
Adam Podlesh
Vernon Davis
Stephen Heyer
Andrew Crummey
Rich Parson
Josh Wilson
Madieu Williams
Derrick Miller
Wesley Jefferson
Dre Moore

A bunch of All ACC studs that helped Fridge win in his first several years...none of which were recruited by Ron Vanderlinden. Even Shawn Hill wasn't really "recruited" by Vanderlinden, he was an afterthought transfer who was pushed way down the depth chart by Vandy. Enter Fridge, who tells Calvin McCall to stay with Gary and the bball team permanently, and inserts Hill as his starter from Day 1.

If Vanderlinden were still here in 2001, Calvin McCall would have been our starting QB and we wouldn't have won more than a handful of games, let alone won the ACC and gone to the Orange Bowl.

Stop trying to re-write history.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 11, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Thank you for watching the RALPH FRIEDGEN SHOW...a Mark Goodson television production.

Posted by: iamasofaking | November 11, 2009 6:03 PM | Report abuse

If Vanderlinden were still here in 2001, Calvin McCall would have been our starting QB and we wouldn't have won more than a handful of games, let alone won the ACC and gone to the Orange Bowl.

Stop trying to re-write history.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 11, 2009 5:58 PM
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Got any facts to back up your claim here or are you, too, just trying to "re-write" history?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm??????????

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | November 11, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Ralph should be fired. Every year it's "we're too young", "we have had too many injuries", "we haven't gotten the breaks", etc. Sadly, they won't let him go because of money issues and the program will be driven further into the ground. At least when Ralph goes we have a hot commodity as our coach in waiting. Oh wait...

Posted by: epdaly | November 11, 2009 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Ralph needs to go back to eating Big Macs and milkshakes. Blood is obviously not getting to his brain.

Posted by: getitritegov | November 11, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Everybody keep your vitriol to yourselves. Coach Friedgen HAS been good to the program, unless your memory is so short that you forgot our records under Coaches Krivak, Duffner, and Vandy.

That said, it was unwise from a PR standpoint to make that statement. And yes, the record speaks for itself; you might say that Coach's idea of where the team should be is more than one standard deviation from the mean.

Don't all you naysayers go confusing whether he is doing a good job this year with whether he has benefited the program in a tangible manner. He has. Should there be a coaching change? Possibly.

And yes, continue to make fun of the man's body shape, because that's certainly an indicator of advanced argumentative logic.

Posted by: info_stuporhighway | November 11, 2009 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Yes Ralph and you could easily be 175 pounds

I could be 7 feet tall

My mother could be my father

The sun could be the moon

You could be a football coach

Posted by: nativedc | November 12, 2009 12:21 AM | Report abuse

I actually believe that we could have 4 or 5 or maybe even 6 wins if it weren't for poor playcalling. Of course that is like saying we could have won if we scored more points than our opponents. But there is no reason Friedgen should be saying this in public any more than Turner should have been talking about 10 wins before the start of the season.

Posted by: jrchris | November 12, 2009 2:43 AM | Report abuse

I think we would be undefeated if we could've just outscored our opponent each game. Seriously, if we could have done that, I don't think anyone could beat us.

Posted by: fushezzi | November 12, 2009 8:39 AM | Report abuse

I think Ralph was trying to say if the ball would have bounced a different way, we could've won some more games. Keep up the good work people. Let's get rid of the only coach who has won here in the past 25 years! I'm sure it'll work out great!

Posted by: aviscardo | November 12, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Apparently with a few twists of fate, a few lucky bounces, the wind blowing east instead of west, the Maryland band refraining from playing during the game, this team would have achieved greatness and would be in line for a BCS bowl. Better yet, this team probably would be playing for a national championship.

Since we're waxing polyanna, I think Ralph should do the right thing and start plugging Chris Turner for the Heisman.

Posted by: imterpsfan2 | November 12, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Frankly, I'd like to think Friedgen doesn't really believe the team could be 7-1 with a few fortuitous bounces. Perhaps he's saying this to take pressure off of the team and perhaps instill some confidence?

Posted by: imterpsfan2 | November 12, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Ralph is right. If we'd just scored more points than the other teams we'd have won every one of those games.

Posted by: terpin | November 12, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

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