Last season can probably be qualified as an unmitigated disaster for the Maryland football team. They finished just 2-10, and there were questions surrounding coach Ralph Friedgen's future. In the end, the program decided to bring Friedgen back for at least one more year, and now Friedgen's players are doing everything they can to back their coach at the ACC's media event.
Senior linebacker Alex Wujciak said Friedgen himself told the team not to worry about his status.
"At the end of the season, we had a team meeting about it," senior linebacker Alex Wujciak said, "and he told, us not to worry about him. Just go out there and play football, what we came here to do.
Wujciak added that the team is not thinking as if they are playing for Friedgen's job.
"I don't think you can look at it that way," Wujciak said, when asked if the team is playing for Friedgen's job. "He's our coach. He's under contract. Plus, we've got [head coach-in-waiting James Franklin], who's there now, who has a plan set up for him. So we have Coach Friedgen there, and Coach Franklin waiting in the wings whenever that may be. So, it's not really playing for a coach's job or nothing."
Friedgen will address the media on Monday. For more, head to SB Nation's Maryland blogTestudo Times.