GREENSBORO, N.C. -- After a disastrous 2-10 season, Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen knows his job is on the line this fall, but he said the current uncertainty within the administration isn’t a concern for him. The university needs to hire both a new president and an athletic director.
“It doesn’t really concern me,” Friedgen said. “If I do well in the next two years, I think I’ll be at Maryland, and if I don’t, I probably won’t, so it really won’t matter about the administration. I think we have an opportunity at Maryland right now to really get the right people to reach our potential. That’s what I’m hoping we do because I still think we have a lot of potential.”
Friedgen said he was relieved he wasn’t named a part of the search committee to find a replacement for Debbie Yow because he’s got to focus on winning games. He said that until the university hires a president, the athletic director search won’t gain much traction.
Before Yow left for NC State, she said her expectation for Friedgen this year was to win at least seven games.
“I’m going to do the best I can do, and whatever happens, happens,” he said. “I don’t know if that’s still what the new AD is going to expect. I plan on winning seven games or more because that’s what I want to do. I’d like to go back and start winning 10 or 11 again. Right now I’m more worried about winning the first one.”