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Terrapins Insider: December 12, 2010 - December 18, 2010

After Ralph Friedgen, Maryland eyes Mike Leach

Two days ago I was monitoring James Franklin’s contract negotiations with Vanderbilt, which were moving with the urgency of a kidney stone. By this afternoon, I was on the phone with a high school junior quarterback in California named Tyler...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 18, 2010; 9:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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Source: Maryland has asked Friedgen to accept buyout

Maryland has asked Coach Ralph Friedgen to accept a buyout, a source close to Friedgen told Steve Yanda on Saturday morning. Friedgen has not made a decision, the source said, and no deadline has been established for Friedgen to make...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 18, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (160)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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Sources: Maryland moving toward asking Ralph Friedgen to retire, accept buyout

The University of Maryland is moving toward asking football coach Ralph Friedgen to retire and accept a buyout early next week, according to three sources close to the football program with knowledge of the financial details involved in such a...

By Matt Bonesteel  | December 17, 2010; 7:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
 
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Maryland AD declines to guarantee Friedgen's return in 2011

Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson announced on Nov. 18 that Coach Ralph Friedgen would return in 2011, the final year of his contract. On a teleconference that just concluded, I asked Anderson if he was still firm with that stance...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 17, 2010; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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RFK Stadium box office open Dec. 27-29

The Washington Convention and Sports Authority announced today that the RFK Stadium box office will be open for Military Bowl ticket purchases, will call pick-up and voucher redemption December 27-29. Box office windows are located at RFK Stadium's main gate...

By Matt Bonesteel  | December 17, 2010; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Video: Vanderbilt introduces James Franklin as coach

By Matt Bonesteel  | December 17, 2010; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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It's official: James Franklin to Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt has officially announced that James Franklin will be its next football coach. There will be a news conference at 2 p.m., which can be seen here....

By Matt Bonesteel  | December 17, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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What James Franklin's departure means for Maryland

Over the past three months, you’ve heard the first-year athletic director say he is not a fan of coach-in-waiting plans. You’ve heard the 10th-year head coach say he tells high school prospects that he plans to coach for the majority...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 17, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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James Franklin-to-Vanderbilt deal appears near finish

James Franklin appears to be leaving his post as offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting at Maryland to become the head football coach at Vanderbilt. A source close to Franklin with knowledge of details of the search said he'll be the...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 16, 2010; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Maryland close to reaching Military Bowl ticket allotment

Ticket sales for the Military Bowl on Dec. 29 are going extremely well. Let's hope the weather cooperates. This release just came across from Maryland: COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland has sold more than 7,300 tickets to...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 16, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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James Franklin expected to become Vanderbilt head football coach

James Franklin, Maryland’s offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting, is expected to become the next head football coach at Vanderbilt, according to two sources close to Franklin with knowledge of the negotiations. Contract details are being negotiated today, and barring an...

By Eric Prisbell  | December 14, 2010; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (174)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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Friedgen: Bowl-selection process ‘disrespected our school’

Football Coach Ralph Friedgen made an impassioned plea at halftime of Maryland’s ACC basketball opener Sunday, calling on students and boosters to attend the Dec. 29 Military Bowl to support the players and scuttle impressions that Terps fans don’t back...

By Liz Clarke  | December 12, 2010; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  | Tags:  Maryland football, Military Bowl, Ralph Friedgen  
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Gus Malzahn accepts Vanderbilt head coaching offer

The Post's Eric Prisbell has been told that Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn has accepted Vanderbilt's offer to become the Commodores' next football coach. Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin was a candidate for the Vanderbilt job, and was seen as...

By Matt Bonesteel  | December 12, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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