But as entertaining as playing “fire the coach” game has been for the past two weeks for the wags following the Skins (the low scoring victory over the lowly Rams didn’t help), two Washington Post writers and, at least, one headline writer are now speculating that Ralph Friedgen’s job is in jeopardy after a similar 1-2 start for the Maryland Terrapins.
Last year, the venerable newspaper went through a similar exercise with basketball coach Gary Williams and an assistant to A.D. Debbie Yow fed the media fire with some poorly thought-out comments. Williams survived easily due to tremendous fan/alum/donor loyalty and a late season winning streak including a victory over the eventual 2009 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball National Champions University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
Of course, Williams was sitting chilly with a rock-solid hole card – a National Championship – something the Fridge doesn’t enjoy.
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