Geiger reserving judgment on Krivak

November 05, 1991|By Mike Preston | Mike Preston,Sun Staff Correspondent

COLLEGE PARK -- University of Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger said yesterday that he will meet with head football coach Joe Krivak after the season to evaluate the program, but did not comment on whether Krivak would be retained for another season.

Krivak, 56, is in the first year of a guaranteed four-year contract. He has compiled a 20-31-2 record in five years at Maryland, but will have only one winning season after the current season ends.

Maryland is 2-6, with games remaining against Penn State, Clemson and North Carolina State.

Krivak has come under heavy criticism the past two weeks, especially after Saturday's 24-0 loss to North Carolina in what Krivak called "probably the team's worst performance of the year."

"I'm disappointed with the record and so is the coaching staff as well as others involved in the program," said Geiger, who re-signed Krivak after last year's 6-5 regular-season performance, Maryland's first winning season since 1985. "We've got three games left, and we've got to focus on them. I will continue to support the team and our coach."

Geiger said: "As with any coach, either at the end or in the beginning of a contract, we'll sit down at the end of the season and evaluate the program, the pluses and the minuses. Anything from there would be speculative."

Maryland is averaging only 283.8 yards in total offense while allowing 405.5.

The defense was expected to carry the team, but has allowed 24.4 points a game.

The Terps have also been outscored, 86-43, in the second half.

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