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College football: Maryland's Randy Edsall on the hot seat

by Berry Tramel Published: November 16, 2012

Ralph Fridgen's alma mater fired him after 10 seasons in which his record was 75-50. That .600 winning percentage put Fridgen in an exclusive club of Maryland coaches – Bear Bryant, Jim Tatum, Jerry Claiborne and Bobby Ross.

Fridgen went 2-10 in 2009 to apparently seal his fate, even after a 9-4 record in 2010.

Maryland hired away Edsall from Connecticut, but the Terrapins are 6-16 under Edsall, including a 3-11 ACC record. The Terrapins have been beset by player defections, injuries and waning fan attendance.

Now Maryland, 4-6, closes the season at home against Florida State, then at North Carolina. A 4-8 season would foster little optimism about Maryland's future with Edsall.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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