Players want quick Krivak decision They're anxious to get start on '92

Maryland notes

November 24, 1991|By Mike Preston | Mike Preston,Sun Staff Correspondent

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Maryland football players want athletic director Andy Geiger to make a quick decision on the status of head coach Joe Krivak for next season.

Geiger will meet with Krivak tomorrow morning to begin evaluating the program. Geiger has said he prefers to build with Krivak, but has left open the possibility that Krivak might not return next season.

Krivak, 56, is 20-34-2 in five years at Maryland. He completed the first year of a renewed four-year contract yesterday as Maryland lost to N.C. State, 20-17, at Carter-Finley Stadium.

"Everybody is a little concerned about what is going to happen," said sophomore H-back Frank Wycheck. "We're looking for great things to happen at Maryland."

"If the best decision is to keep Coach Krivak or to let him go, I wish they would do it now," said Wycheck. "That would be fair to the players. The players have opinions, but we're not the ones that make the decisions."

Junior strong safety Ron Reagan said: "I have a strong feeling he will be back next year. If that's the case, they should let us know quickly so we can go on with the program and get busy for next season."

"After a 2-9 year, we're going to need a lot of work," said Maryland junior linebacker Mike Jarmolowich. "If they plan on keeping Coach Krivak, let us know early so we'll know what needs to be done."

Maryland senior quarterback Jim Sandwisch said yesterday Krivak was his usual self in delivering pre- and post-game talks. He said he didn't expect Krivak to resign even though Krivak has said he wants to remain as coach.

"He's pretty positive and upbeat," said Sandwisch. "Coach Krivak is no quitter and he wants to complete the job he started at Maryland."

Maryland quarterbacks coach Jerry Eisaman said he looks forward to the evaluation, but most of the Terps problems this season were due to injuries that forced five starters out of the lineup before the seventh game of the season.

* Maryland senior place-kicker Dan DeArmas converted two extra points yesterday, continuing the Terps' record of 180 consecutive conversions.

He handed the streak over to brother Dave, who redshirted as a freshman this season.

"I'm so glad it's over, the streak has been a real pain in my butt," said DeArmas. "I've been counting it down the last four games.

"During my career, I've always messed up on the last thing I did," said DeArmas. "My last punt in high school was a shanker. I missed my last collegiate field goal, a 28-yarder, today. I didn't want to ruin the streak, and I'm so glad the game didn't come down to a field goal."

* Wycheck had six receptions yesterday and it moved him to No. 3 all-time at Maryland. He has 103 for 947 yards and moved ahead of Ferrell Edmunds (101, 1984-87) and Frank Russell (100, 1972-74).

"Jim and I talked about getting the record during the week, but it really wasn't our intention," said Wycheck.

* N.C. State quarterback Terry Harvey, a true freshman, was making his second start yesterday. He completed 11 of 20 passes for 176 yards.

It was the second time in the last four weeks Maryland has been beaten by a true freshman quarterback.

"He is a young quarterback, and showed a lot of poise and did a

good job offensively," said Krivak.

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