Reports out of both the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun are indicating there will be a meeting between Debbie Yow and Ralph Friedgen tomorrow. The Post is going further to say that there is a distinctive chance there could be a buy out of Ralph Friedgen, and even James Franklin. I don’t think I believe this is what is going to happen. I mean why would you fire a coach with one more game left in the season, after what was a generally decent game in Tallahassee?
If this is what is going to happen, I am going on record saying this is a bad idea. I know things have been tough, but we are one of the youngest teams in the ACC. You also can’t forget how things were for the Terps in the decade and a half before Ralph’s arrival, and I am much happier in the era where there is a 60% chance we go to a bowl game each year, than I am when a 6 win season was just a dream. I’m not happy about the 2009 season, but I don’t think it is a harbinger of how the next few years will be. In fact watching the FSU game yesterday, I started for the first time to feel as though next year we could be pretty successful.
I also think the Washington Post is making a mountain out of a mole hill here, and the Sun is just trying to keep up in case it turns out to be true. Now may be I’m too much of a conspiracty theorist on this, but it seems that the Post does hate us. (What’s the point of having a blog if you can’t push your own ridiculous theories that you have no evidience to support?). I guess we will find out tomorrow. But I am going to say that I am NOT in favor of any coaching move. Not yet anyway. We finish 2010 with 5 wins or less, you could talk me into turning on Ralph, but I am not there yet, and I hope Debbie Yow isn’t either.