Maryland to honor 2001 ACC champions, coach Ralph Friedgen at homecoming
It’s been 20 years since Maryland won a conference title, doing so in 2001 under coach Ralph Friedgen as a member of the ACC.
This weekend, that group will be honored during the homecoming festivities, Maryland Athletics announced Wednesday night.
The '01 team was special.
We'll honor Fridge, E.J. and the 2001 ACC Champs on Homecoming. https://t.co/w9l91vPXgL
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) October 13, 2021
In 2001 — Friedgen’s first season at Maryland — the Terps went 10-1 to win the ACC and appear in their first bowl game since 1990. They played Florida in the Orange Bowl and eventually lost 56-23.
Friedgen played at Maryland from 1966-68 and started his coaching career as a graduate assistant with the Terps from 1969-71. He returned to College Park in 2001 after serving as Georgia Tech’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 1997-2000.
During his 10 years as Maryland coach, Friedgen totaled a 75-50 record, including 43-37 in ACC play, and led the Terps to 7 bowl appearances.
Maryland’s homecoming game is Oct. 30 against Indiana.