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Writer: Don’t Buy The Freidgen To UGA Rumors

Seth Emerson of The Macon Telegraph advises Georgia fans this morning not to put too much stock in rumors that former Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen might become the Dawgs’ next offensive line coach. 


“The former head coach at Maryland has been linked to Georgia’s offensive line job based on the fact that a) he was spotted in Athens recently, b) he has a house about an hour away near Lake Oconee, and c) people need something to talk about.

I spoke to someone on Thursday who I’m pretty sure would know if something was up, and they didn’t give it any credence.”


Freidgen was the ACC Coach of the Year last year before being ousted — due to a lack of fan support — in College Park.  He made $2,036,306 in salary.

The chances of Friedgen stepping all the way down to a position coach’s role are very, very small indeed.

But that hasn’t stopped sites like FootballRumorMill.com from tweeting:


“We’re told Ralph Friedgen is in good position to land the OL job at UGA.  He’s one of 3 candidates.”


With talk like that floating around cyberspace, Mark Weiszer of The Athens Banner-Herald tracked down Friedgen’s agent for a comment. 

“I don’t think there’s any truth to that (rumor),” Jack Reale told him.

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