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Ralph Friedgen

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  • Previewing Maryland-Michigan State football with a Spartans beat reporter

     Back for a second season, we'll be previewing each of Maryland's football games by conducting a Q&A with a reporter who covers the Terps' next opponent. This week, we traded emails with Joe Rexrode, the Michigan State beat reporter for the Detroit Free...
  • James Franklin's rebuild has hit a snag, but Penn State still heading in right direction

    Penn State's 4-0 start this season might have led some to believe that new coach James Franklin was simply putting the finishing touch on a masterful rebuilding job former coach Bill O'Brien started before he left for the Houston Texans after only two...
  • Ping-Pong diplomacy? Not when it comes to James Franklin's recruitment of C.J. Brown

    Ping-Pong diplomacy? Not when it comes to James Franklin's recruitment of C.J. Brown
    When Maryland was recruiting quarterback C.J. Brown, then-head coach Ralph Friedgen took James Franklin, his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, along for the trip to the 3-star prospect’s home. Both Brown and Franklin recalled this week...
  • Looking ahead to Maryland football team's second-half schedule

    Looking ahead to Maryland football team's second-half schedule
    After this week's bye, Maryland (4-2) begins the second half of its season against Iowa next week. Here is a look at the Terps' final six opponents: Iowa (4-1), Oct. 18 in College Park The record is deceiving.  The Hawkeyes lost to an Iowa State...
  • Penn State helicopter recruiting targets two Franklin football prospects

    Penn State helicopter recruiting targets two Franklin football prospects
    It's not every day a helicopter lands near a high school football field to drop off a major college football coach on a recruiting trip. Thursday afternoon, Penn State coach James Franklin made such a splashy entrance at Woodlawn to see a couple of...
  • UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe's versatility helps fuel Knights' offensive development

    UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe's versatility helps fuel Knights' offensive development
    Five decades worth of notes are stowed away in boxes and filing cabinets in UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe's home office and garage in Orlando. The scribbling fills notebooks from his first job coaching running backs and quarterbacks at Albany...
  • Big Ten commissioner: 'We need a system that works'

    Words not normally associated with Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany: measured, mild, tame. But that's what Delany was Monday, especially compared with cohorts Mike Slive (SEC) and Bob Bowlsby (Big 12). Bowslby mocked NCAA enforcement by saying:...
  • Saturday's matchup: Penn State at Rutgers

    Saturday's matchup: Penn State at Rutgers
    TV: 7 p.m. Saturday; BTN. Line: Penn State by 3. Records: Penn State 2-0, Rutgers 2-0. Last meeting: Penn State won 59-34 on Sept. 23, 1995 in East Rutherford, N.J. On the offensive: Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg, likely a future top-5 pick...
  • James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State

    James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State
    James Franklin did not like the fact the media — both social and traditional — spoiled the surprise. When the Penn State coach informed his players they would be eligible for postseason play this season, it was "anticlimactic," he said....
  • Georgia, South Carolina headline the top five college football games to watch this weekend

    Georgia, South Carolina headline the top five college football games to watch this weekend
      Week three of the college football season features a mix of interesting conference and nonconference showdowns. Check out our top five games to watch: East Carolina at No. 17 Virginia Tech Saturday, Noon, ESPN The Buzz: Fresh off its upset win...
  • Teel Time: Babcock will be prepared when it's time to replace Beamer at Virginia Tech

    Teel Time: Babcock will be prepared when it's time to replace Beamer at Virginia Tech
    Mere weeks after becoming Virginia Tech’s athletic director, Whit Babcock fired the Hokies’ basketball coach and hired a replacement with more NCAA tournament victories in six seasons than Tech has in its history. But no matter how...