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Mike Leach "Likely" To Be Maryland's Next Football Coach

As quickly as the Ralph Friegen era ended, that's about as quickly as the Mike Leach era may begin.

According to Bryan Fisher of Yahoo Sports, it would appear Leach is a sure bet to be the new Maryland football coach:

Leach already calling recruits. RT @Scott_Schrader: Serra QB heard from Mike Leach last night. He will likely be Maryland's next head coach.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone


If the Leach hire is indeed imminent, it would complete a stunning turn of events for the Maryland football program. Not only did they force their longtime coach to resign, they would have managed to bring in his replacement in less than 24 hours.

Although Friegen was able to lead his Terps to an 8-4 record (a 6 game improvement from the previous year), it would appear that athletic director Kevin Anderson had seen enough to make a decision on Fridge's future. 

And apparently in Anderson's eyes, it seems as though Leach could be the right man to take over.

Leach, the former Texas Tech coach, led the Red Raiders to 10 consecutive winning seasons before being fired over a year ago. He compiled a 84-43 record at Tech, and the most wins by a coach in school history.