Friedgen: I've burned my diploma...flying a Ga Tech flag now
- Published: Friday, 30 September 2011 10:35
- by Administrator
Former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen went on Baltimore radio yesterday and spoke with host Glenn Clark about a number of topics.
Most of the interview was as expected...spent time talking about some of his players in the NFL, the kids I recruited are working hard, we stay in touch, I'm proud of them, I miss the players, I don't miss all of the stuff though, etc...
But at the 9 minute mark it got weird:
Host: Is it tough for you to watch? Have you sat down and watched any Maryland games...I know it has to be a little painful.
Friedgen: Well, it's not painful because I watch it for the kids. I could care less about Maryland. I've burned my diploma. I'm flying a Georgia Tech flag right now.
Host: [laughing] That's hurtful. I don't want to hear that Coach. I'm a Maryland alum.
Friedgen: Well, they talk about Maryland pride. They didn't show me a whole lot of Maryland pride, either getting the job or getting fired.
Friedgen also shares a great moment about not being able to get the game on TV at his house so he went to a sports bar to watch..."I never knew all that stuff went on...they've got people cheering for all this stuff....geez, this is a whole new experience."