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Ralph Friedgen out at Maryland

Updated: December 23, 2010, 2:29 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Ralph Friedgen was fired as Maryland's football coach Monday, effective after the Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman on Dec. 29.

Friedgen received $2 million to cover the final year of his contract in 2011. Athletic director Kevin Anderson intended to immediately form a search committee to find Friedgen's replacement, and acknowledged that former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach is on his preliminary list.

"Right now there is no leading candidate," ...

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