Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Well…only if you live in Maryland.

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)

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