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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | August 11, 2001
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen wasn't looking for counselors over the winter while building the support staff for his first head coaching job. That's what he found, though. At this time last year, offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe and defensive coordinator Gary Blackney were head coaches doing exactly what Friedgen is trying to do right now - putting a football team together for its first game. Taaffe joined the Terps' staff in December, after leading the Montreal Alouettes to the Grey Cup final in the Canadian Football League.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2003
COLLEGE PARK - Fear the turtle. But show him a little love, too. That's the way Domonique Foxworth saw things last year in a 34-10 win over Georgia Tech. In the closing minutes, he just happened to scoop up a fumble and return it 12 yards for a touchdown, and then, in a moment of inspiration, he casually strolled over to the bronze turtle statue in the back of the end zone at Byrd Stadium and planted a kiss on its nose. His fellow defensive backs, Curome Cox, Dennard Wilson and Madieu Williams, were in stitches.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | December 29, 2001
MIAMI - Maryland defensive coordinator Gary Blackney takes blame much easier than he absorbs credit. He alone took the criticism when Florida State scored three straight touchdowns. Later he told his boss, head coach Ralph Friedgen, that he'd rather not be nominated for the Broyles Award as America's top assistant even though the Terps had their best defense in years. And while Blackney jokes that he traded up when marrying Lauretta, his wife of nearly 35 years - "the best recruiting job I ever did" - he downplays the difficulty of his role in keeping his family together after she suffered an aneurysm 15 years ago that nearly killed her. "You do what you have to do," Blackney says.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | December 20, 2002
COLLEGE PARK - If Domonique Foxworth says he has a hunch about something, take it seriously. Go back two years to 2000, when the Western Tech defensive back was reconsidering his commitment to Maryland after then-coach Ron Vanderlinden had been fired. But while bigger-name schools approached, his meetings with new Terps coach Ralph Friedgen, defensive coordinator Gary Blackney and wide receivers coach James Franklin gave him a feeling about a program that had been in the dumps for the previous decade.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Evening Sun Staff | December 13, 1991
Bowling Green athletic director Jack Gregory said yesterday that Falcons coach Gary Blackney probably would not be allowed to talk to Maryland officials about their recently vacated head football coaching position.Blackney and Gregory were with the Falcons in Fresno, Calif., yesterday as Bowling Green prepared to play Fresno State in tomorrow's California Sun Raisin Bowl."The ethical way is for one athletic director to call the other before talking to the coach, and Maryland has not contacted me," said Gregory of Blackney, who is one of at least six candidates thought to be considered for the job."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | September 25, 1993
Ask a rabid college football fan to name the six Division 1-A schools that have compiled the best records over the past two seasons, and traditional powers Alabama (24-1), Miami (23-1), Florida State (22-3), Texas A&M (22-3) and Washington (21-3) come to mind. But Bowling Green, Ohio, (21-3)?Yes, the Falcons (1-1) -- who visit the Naval Academy today -- are bent on repeating their dramatic 22-19 victory in Annapolis in 1991 and strengthening their reputation as one of the best little-known football programs in the country.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | December 20, 2002
COLLEGE PARK - If Domonique Foxworth says he has a hunch about something, take it seriously. Go back two years to 2000, when the Western Tech defensive back was reconsidering his commitment to Maryland after then-coach Ron Vanderlinden had been fired. But while bigger-name schools approached, his meetings with new Terps coach Ralph Friedgen, defensive coordinator Gary Blackney and wide receivers coach James Franklin gave him a feeling about a program that had been in the dumps for the previous decade.
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By Mike Preston | December 12, 1991
University of Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger has contacted Holy Cross athletic director Ronald Perry about Crusaders football coach Mark Duffner, a candidate for the recently vacated Maryland job, according to officials in the Holy Cross and Maryland athletic departments.The officials said Perry was contacted Tuesday afternoon. Geiger and Perry declined to comment last night, and Duffner was unavailable.Other candidates -- East Carolina's Bill Lewis, William & Mary's Jimmye Laycock, Villanova's Andy Talley, Stanford's Dennis Green and Bowling Green's Gary Blackney -- did not return phone calls yesterday.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Evening Sun Staff | December 12, 1991
Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger has contacted Holy Cross athletic director Ronald Perry about Crusaders football coach Mark Duffner, a candidate for the recently vacated Maryland job, according to officials in the Holy Cross and Maryland athletic departments.The officials said Perry was contacted Tuesday afternoon. Geiger and Perry declined to comment last night, and Duffner was unavailable.Other candidates -- East Carolina's Bill Lewis, William & Mary's Jimmye Laycock, Villanova's Andy Talley, Stanford's Dennis Green and Bowling Green's Gary Blackney -- did not return phone calls yesterday.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2003
COLLEGE PARK - Fear the turtle. But show him a little love, too. That's the way Domonique Foxworth saw things last year in a 34-10 win over Georgia Tech. In the closing minutes, he just happened to scoop up a fumble and return it 12 yards for a touchdown, and then, in a moment of inspiration, he casually strolled over to the bronze turtle statue in the back of the end zone at Byrd Stadium and planted a kiss on its nose. His fellow defensive backs, Curome Cox, Dennard Wilson and Madieu Williams, were in stitches.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | December 29, 2001
MIAMI - Maryland defensive coordinator Gary Blackney takes blame much easier than he absorbs credit. He alone took the criticism when Florida State scored three straight touchdowns. Later he told his boss, head coach Ralph Friedgen, that he'd rather not be nominated for the Broyles Award as America's top assistant even though the Terps had their best defense in years. And while Blackney jokes that he traded up when marrying Lauretta, his wife of nearly 35 years - "the best recruiting job I ever did" - he downplays the difficulty of his role in keeping his family together after she suffered an aneurysm 15 years ago that nearly killed her. "You do what you have to do," Blackney says.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | August 11, 2001
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen wasn't looking for counselors over the winter while building the support staff for his first head coaching job. That's what he found, though. At this time last year, offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe and defensive coordinator Gary Blackney were head coaches doing exactly what Friedgen is trying to do right now - putting a football team together for its first game. Taaffe joined the Terps' staff in December, after leading the Montreal Alouettes to the Grey Cup final in the Canadian Football League.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | September 25, 1993
Ask a rabid college football fan to name the six Division 1-A schools that have compiled the best records over the past two seasons, and traditional powers Alabama (24-1), Miami (23-1), Florida State (22-3), Texas A&M (22-3) and Washington (21-3) come to mind. But Bowling Green, Ohio, (21-3)?Yes, the Falcons (1-1) -- who visit the Naval Academy today -- are bent on repeating their dramatic 22-19 victory in Annapolis in 1991 and strengthening their reputation as one of the best little-known football programs in the country.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Evening Sun Staff | December 24, 1991
The University of Maryland has been given permission to speak to the University of Kansas' Glen Mason about its vacant head football coaching job, according to athletic officials at Kansas.Kansas assistant sports information director and associate athletic director Doug Vance said last night that Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger talked with Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick last week, but doesn't know whether Geiger has contacted Mason.It is not known whether Mason is interested in Maryland.
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By Mike Preston | December 24, 1991
The University of Maryland has been given permission to speak to the University of Kansas' Glen Mason about its vacant head football coaching job, according to athletic officials at Kansas.Kansas assistant sports information director and associate athletic director Doug Vance said last night that Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger talked with Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick last week, but doesn't know whether Geiger has contacted Mason.It is not known whether Mason is interested in Maryland.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Evening Sun Staff | December 13, 1991
Bowling Green athletic director Jack Gregory said yesterday that Falcons coach Gary Blackney probably would not be allowed to talk to Maryland officials about their recently vacated head football coaching position.Blackney and Gregory were with the Falcons in Fresno, Calif., yesterday as Bowling Green prepared to play Fresno State in tomorrow's California Sun Raisin Bowl."The ethical way is for one athletic director to call the other before talking to the coach, and Maryland has not contacted me," said Gregory of Blackney, who is one of at least six candidates thought to be considered for the job."
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Evening Sun Staff | December 24, 1991
The University of Maryland has been given permission to speak to the University of Kansas' Glen Mason about its vacant head football coaching job, according to athletic officials at Kansas.Kansas assistant sports information director and associate athletic director Doug Vance said last night that Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger talked with Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick last week, but doesn't know whether Geiger has contacted Mason.It is not known whether Mason is interested in Maryland.
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By Mike Preston | December 24, 1991
The University of Maryland has been given permission to speak to the University of Kansas' Glen Mason about its vacant head football coaching job, according to athletic officials at Kansas.Kansas assistant sports information director and associate athletic director Doug Vance said last night that Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger talked with Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick last week, but doesn't know whether Geiger has contacted Mason.It is not known whether Mason is interested in Maryland.
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By Mike Preston | December 12, 1991
University of Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger has contacted Holy Cross athletic director Ronald Perry about Crusaders football coach Mark Duffner, a candidate for the recently vacated Maryland job, according to officials in the Holy Cross and Maryland athletic departments.The officials said Perry was contacted Tuesday afternoon. Geiger and Perry declined to comment last night, and Duffner was unavailable.Other candidates -- East Carolina's Bill Lewis, William & Mary's Jimmye Laycock, Villanova's Andy Talley, Stanford's Dennis Green and Bowling Green's Gary Blackney -- did not return phone calls yesterday.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Evening Sun Staff | December 12, 1991
Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger has contacted Holy Cross athletic director Ronald Perry about Crusaders football coach Mark Duffner, a candidate for the recently vacated Maryland job, according to officials in the Holy Cross and Maryland athletic departments.The officials said Perry was contacted Tuesday afternoon. Geiger and Perry declined to comment last night, and Duffner was unavailable.Other candidates -- East Carolina's Bill Lewis, William & Mary's Jimmye Laycock, Villanova's Andy Talley, Stanford's Dennis Green and Bowling Green's Gary Blackney -- did not return phone calls yesterday.
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