Terps not becoming a main attraction

TRACKING THE TERPS

October 17, 2007|By HEATHER A. DINICH

So ... the football stadium wasn't packed for the Georgia Tech game and Terps coach Ralph Friedgen wasn't happy about it. He's said it twice now (once on the radio after the game, and again yesterday).

The announced attendance for that game was 47,527. Byrd Stadium seats 51,500. The biggest gaps seemed to be in the nosebleed sections.

Friedgen was asked yesterday what his program needs to do to pack the stadium.

"I don't know," he said, "especially after beating [Rutgers], the 10th-ranked team in the nation. I was disappointed. I would've thought we'd have a good crowd. We can make a lot of excuses why that didn't happen, but the bottom line is it didn't happen."

heather.dinich@baltsun.com

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