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Friedgen: I've burned my diploma...flying a Ga Tech flag now

Former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen went on Baltimore radio yesterday and spoke with host Glenn Clark about a number of topics.

Most of the interview was as expected...spent time talking about some of his players in the NFL, the kids I recruited are working hard, we stay in touch, I'm proud of them, I miss the players, I don't miss all of the stuff though, etc...

But at the 9 minute mark it got weird:

Host: Is it tough for you to watch? Have you sat down and watched any Maryland games...I know it has to be a little painful.

Friedgen: Well, it's not painful because I watch it for the kids. I could care less about Maryland. I've burned my diploma. I'm flying a Georgia Tech flag right now.

Host: [laughing] That's hurtful. I don't want to hear that Coach. I'm a Maryland alum.

Friedgen: Well, they talk about Maryland pride. They didn't show me a whole lot of Maryland pride, either getting the job or getting fired. 

Friedgen also shares a great moment about not being able to get the game on TV at his house so he went to a sports bar to watch..."I never knew all that stuff went on...they've got people cheering for all this stuff....geez, this is a whole new experience."