The University of Maryland is, of course, a state school supported by state tax dollars. Last Friday night, head football coach Ralph Friedgen decided to travel 40 miles from College Park to Baltimore Polytechnic Institute where #3 Dunbar was taking on #15 Edmonson to visit some prime recruits.
But Ralph decided to forego the usual gas guzzling SUV and decided to show the kids on both teams just how serious Fridge & Co. are about recruiting a few of them.
He arrived in a helicopter. (...and somehow nobody got a photo!)
Friedgen said it was a perfect night for football. “Cold and crisp. Under the lights.”
He didn’t mention that is was also a perfect night to nuke a chunk of his travel budget taking a chopper all the way from College Park to Baltimore…
Nice, Ralph, NICE!
(Baltimore Sun photo by Karl Merton Ferron / October 31, 2008)