Terps alums have a mixed reaction

December 07, 1991|By Doug Brown and Mike Preston T

After the news conference at which Joe Krivak announced his resignation, Gib Romaine stood outside Byrd Stadium looking distraught. Now director of the Terrapin Club, Romaine was once a Terps assistant football coach.

"I really feel bad," Romaine said. "I know what coaches go through. It's not a 9-to-5 job. They put so much of themselves into it. And Joe, he's such a good person."

However, Terrapin Club member John Wright supported the decision. "I was pleased with the resignation," Wright said. "Obviously it was a no-win situation for Krivak with the way the players seemed to feel about him. If he didn't resign or [athletic director Andy] Geiger didn't fire him, we would be going through this again next year. Now Andy needs to find a young coach who can recruit, and find that person quickly."

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