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Negotiations underway for Maryland-Notre Dame at FedEx in 2011

An interesting football tidbit:

Maryland is in negotations to play Notre Dame at FedEx Field in 2011, a source familiar with the discussions said Tuesday. No deal has been finalized.

When reached Tuesday night, Maryland Athletic Director Debbie Yow said, "We look for special opportunities, but we have none right now to announce."

FedEx Field is already scheduled to host a college football game in 2010, with Virginia Tech facing Boise State.

By Eric Prisbell  |  January 26, 2010; 9:19 PM ET
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We need a game like this and this might motivate Fridge and the team to play such a big time program and get some revenge from when we kicked off the 2002 season against them.

Posted by: DiehardTerp | January 26, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

This won't make the Bhawlmuher crowd happy...

Posted by: CapsNut | January 26, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully Friedgen will be a distant memory by 2011.

Posted by: epdaly | January 26, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully Friedgen will be a distant memory by 2011.

Posted by: epdaly | January 26, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

So you want Franklin or a Rookie Head Coach for that game?

Posted by: CapsNut | January 27, 2010 5:33 AM | Report abuse

ANY Notre Dame game played at a neutral location is a de facto home game for the Fighting Irish. So why would Maryland be willing to give up home field advantage?

Oh yeah - right. $$$

CapsNut wrote:"So you want Franklin or a Rookie Head Coach for that game?"

Are you advocating retaining a mediocre (at best) coach because of ONE GAME the following season? And do you really think the Fridge is going to out-coach Brian Kelly?


Posted by: kemp13 | January 27, 2010 8:27 AM | Report abuse

Dear Morons,
Fridge was National Coach of the Year in 2001. He has consistently won at a university with no football pedigree. He has had one bad season in 8 years. The previous 8 years included 8 losing seasons. Anyways, who we should really be playing is Penn State. But of course they are afraid to play us (they want a 2 home games to 1 format) for fear of losing the MD recruits they take every year. Yow should work to make that happen.

Posted by: aviscardo | January 27, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Yow sucks, the PSU game would be awesome but Viscardo is right it won't happen.

When Mike Leach runs the spread up & down FedEX, with Irish fans crying in the stands, will be a good day. I don't want Fridge to go but if this year resembles last year he will get run out of town. Then we bring in the mad genius and tell him to put whoever he wants in a shed.

Posted by: jpfterps | January 27, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

This is good news if it happens. I'm a Terps fan, but against the Irish I'm totally all Irish. Debbie Yow don't mess this up.

Posted by: ENJOYA | January 27, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Will watch it on TV. Going to Fedex is as painful as painting a bathroom even when the Redskins are winning. The stadium sux. Not a Ravens fan, but facts are facts and they have a superior stadium with a better transit and parking situation. Going to Fedex for a ND home game would be too hard to stomach.

Besides, at this point I am still boycotting giving $$ to $$nyder. Recent coaching changes notwithstanding, he did sue fans, he did ban signs, and I have as strong feeling he will misuse the well-earned #4 pick in the draft. Jersey sales will prevail over the best marketing strategy of them all - winning.

LOVE going to Byrd.

Regards -


Posted by: HughGRection | January 27, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

As a Terps season ticket holder, Sec. 307 Row A, I hope this does not happen..At least not at Fed Ex.. You can't have a good tailgate at that dump.. Plus the stadium, or should I say erector set, is the pits.. Play it in Baltimore, or leave it at Byrd..You play it at Fed Ex. will mean more people, but they will all be Irish fans...For those at Giants stadium game, it was 75% ND, 25% MD fans.. DON'T DO IT, DEBBIE !!!!!

Posted by: frostanna | January 27, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

As a football season ticket holder living in northern Virginia, I'm not going to Fed Ex for a Maryland game, even if they were playing Navy, Notre Dame, Texas, USC, or anyone, even though it's closer than Byrd or M&T. I will not support that disaster of a stadium, and will not pay exhorbitant prices to watch a college football game from Deleware, aka the upper deck. I got a pair of tickets to watch the USC/Va Tech game there a few years ago, and it was horrible. I don't know how Redskin fans can take it 10 times a year.

Posted by: Russtinator | January 27, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

The question is where will both programs be in 2011.

ND is a big time program in name only. losing to the Naval academy 2 years in a row prove that. Not that Navy isn't good, ND usually has talent to crush smaller opponents. MD will still be looking for a QB and somebody to make plays on defense.

Posted by: oknow1 | January 27, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

35-1-1 is Maryland's record against PSU. You don't want a piece with Ralphie as coach. He could only win with PSU's linebacker coaches players.

Posted by: 78Lion | January 27, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Maryland-Notre Dame? Why not Nay-Notre Dame. WOuldn't that be a more exciting game?

Posted by: Marinemusicman | January 27, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Maryland-Notre Dame? What not Navy-Notre Dame? Wouldn't that be a much better game with a larger crowd?

Posted by: Marinemusicman | January 27, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I'll be there at Fed Ex, Debbie, with about 40,000 other Terps fans. Make it happen

Posted by: Barno1 | January 27, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I would rather see the game played at Ravens stadium in baltimore.FedEx sucks. But I'll still go there.

Good for the Terps to play a big name out of conference opponent. Terps played lousy in the Meadowlands in 2002, a shutout for the Irish. Should be a more competitive game in 2011, assuming Terps recover from the disasterous 2009 season.We have a decent recruit class coming in next week, and hopefully 2010 gets us back to bowl eligibility.


Posted by: johnbecka | January 27, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

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