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Georgia Tech's Ralph Friedgen: 'I've Burned My Maryland Diploma'

The Maryland Terrapins decided to fire a good man, who happened to be the reigning ACC Coach of the Year and who never lost to Temple, so they could hire the Under Armour logo as their new head football coach. Here's Ralph Friedgen on his lingering heartache and regret and ACTUALLY JUST MARYLOL:

Clark: Is it tough for you to watch? Have you sat down and watched any Maryland games or is it tough for you to do that. I know you love the kids, but I also know you're a Maryland alum, and it's got 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.

Clark: [laughing] That's hurtful coach. I don't want to hear that. 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.

You'll recall Friedgen contributed to both Georgia Tech's 1990 national championship team and Joe Hamilton's glory years on the Flats. You'll also recall he never lost to Temple.

Just when you thought he couldn't be even more fantastic, he goes and says a thing like this.

For more, visit Maryland blog Testudo Times and Georgia Tech blog From The Rumble Seat.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.