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ACC Coach of the Year Friedgen: I stuck to my guns, refused to make staff changes

Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen led the Terps to an 8-4 record and has been named ACC Coach of the Year.

On Tuesday, Friedgen reflected on the past year and thanked those alumni and friends who never stopped supported him.

Friedgen stated, "You know a year ago, I was about to be fired. Because of their support, this moment is possible.”

"I hope this kind of serves as an inspiration to a lot of people. A year ago at this time, people wanted me to make (staff) changes. I refused to do that because I felt like I had the right people around me.”

"I kind of stuck with my guns. This is kind of vindication that I was right."

Maryland finished 7th nationally in turnover margin, while the Terps offense averaged 30 points per game. We hope that athletic directors across the country take note of one-year turnaround a program can make.