Maryland's new athletic director Andy Geiger, who started his job last Monday, reiterated that any decisions made on the future of Coach Joe Krivak won't be made until after the season. Krivak is in the final season of a four-year contract.

"We've already talked and we agree that you have to look at things in the context of an 11-game season," Geiger said. "You can get caught up in the emotion of a single win or loss and say, 'Gee, we've got to do something,' but we're trying to make decisions with a longer view than the moment.

"I would think that Joe would want -- and I think he has the right -- to say that there are some things that need to be straightened out in the program."

During his tenure, former athletic director Lew Perkins said that any decisions on major personnel in the athletic department were made by him and university President William E. Kirwan. However, Kirwan said recently that such decisions will rest entirely with Geiger.

"There's no formal agreement that says that and I wouldn't make any major decision like that without consulting the boss," Geiger said. "I consider him a colleague; he's the man who hired me -- I certainly owe him participation. He's a compelling person and not to include him in the life of the {athletic} department would be going the wrong way."