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Maryland Football Coach Ralph Friedgen Will Be Fired After Buyout Agreement Not Reached

In what should be a shock to nobody, considering the abruptness of athletic director Kevin Anderson's change of heart, Ralph Friedgen is not going out quietly as Maryland's head coach. It looked like the two sides would be able to agree on a buyout, but that has changed. According to different reports, the two sides were unable to agree on a buyout, forcing the Terps to fire Friedgen.

Chick Hernandez of CSN Washington noted that Friedgen "may not be going quietly as previous told," and Eric Prisbell of the Washington Post reported that the two sides could not agree on a buyout. 

No buyout agreement could be reached between Friedgen and Maryland. Thus, after the bowl game, Friedgen will be fired.    

Friedgen was slated to make $2 million next season. Had the two sides agreed on a buyout, he may not have received all of that money. Friedgen will still coach the Terps in the 2010 Military Bowl on December 29, but he's expected to then be fired and have the road paved for Mike Leach.

The Terps will hold a 3 p.m. news conference on Monday to discuss the future of their program.