December 30, 2010 Sports 0

The fridge gets his final shot at the terps admin after they unceremoniously boot the fridge:

New Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson announced last week that Friedgen was being dismissed, effective after the bowl game, with the school buying out the final year of the 63-year-old coachs contract for $2 million. Friedgen said preparing for the game was like “a slow death.” He found it hard to hold back his emotions and was concerned that his players wouldnt be focused.He neednt have worried. Running back DaRel Scott 13 carries, 200 yards spoke for his teammates when he said they were determined to “make sure coach Friedgen went out with a bang.”Then, his eyes dry for a moment, Friedgen fired a cannon himself near the end of his news conference when asked: “How good is the Maryland coaching job?””I can tell you this — its not an easy job,” he answered. “Theres a lot of things that really have to change to help it reach its potential. And, to be honest with you, I dont know if the university is willing to do that. Youve kind of got to know that going in. … What happens to a lot of coaches who come to Maryland, they think its like every other place, and after their third year they realize it isnt, and theyre stuck.”People are concerned about my legacy, and my legacy is what it is — 75-50 … I gave it the best I had for 10 years, and obviously thats not good enough right now, and thats what hurts. … I leave the job a lot better than when I got it, so if someone else can come in and do better, my hats off to them.”

via Maryland wins Military Bowl in Friedgens finale – College football- NBC Sports.