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Report: Rutgers looking to hire ex-Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen as OC

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Rutgers is close to hiring ex-Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen as its offensive coordinator, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reported on Tuesday.

According to the story, Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood should soon reach an agreement with Friedgen, who last coached the Terrapins in 2010. He would replace Ron Prince, who left to become an assistant for the Detroit Lions after one season with the Scarlet Knights.

Friedgen, 66, did a commendable job at Maryland in his 10 seasons, going 75-50 with seven bowl victories. He is known for being an offensive innovator and getting the most out of his talent, so he’ll be a great fit for Rutgers as they move to the Big Ten.

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9 Responses to “Report: Rutgers looking to hire ex-Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen as OC”
  1. mogogo1 says: Jan 28, 2014 6:12 PM

    Replacing Ron Prince with Ralph Friedgen?! That almost isn’t fair. What a coup if they can pull that off.

    Does Friedgen just not want to be a head coach any longer? With his record even at his age I’d think he’d be in the running for a lot of jobs. Going 25 games over .500 at Maryland is quite the feat.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Jan 28, 2014 6:53 PM

    He’s still active at that age and all that weight? It’s a miracle.

  3. lamontjoe says: Jan 28, 2014 8:29 PM

    Hope to see Ralph next year! Great news, I’m looking forward to it.

  4. lbijake says: Jan 28, 2014 9:02 PM

    Hats off to Rutgers for this gem. A hire that good will surely enhance their recruitments status. And also make them eminently more interesting to watch.

  5. pike573 says: Jan 28, 2014 9:58 PM

    The Fridge is a great coach. This would be a great get.

  6. ningenito78 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:09 PM

    Would love this hire. Make it happen Kyle.

  7. jimbo75025 says: Jan 29, 2014 1:31 AM

    Congrats to Rutgers if they can pull this off.

    Fridge has a track record of success running many different types of systems and is the definition of your old school football coach.

    Also had the pleasure of hearing him speak a few times at events when he was still coaching at GT back in the 90’s. Classy and funny guy.

  8. spankmarley says: Jan 29, 2014 9:01 AM

    Question is… Can we keep him for more than one season?

  9. ningenito78 says: Jan 29, 2014 9:53 AM

    Actually, the real question is whether he’s going to e Rutgers head coach after next season.

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