”I’ve burned my diploma. I’m flying a Georgia Tech flag right now,” Ralph Friedgen told a Baltimore radio station. (John McDonnell/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Clark: Is it tough for you to watch? Have you sat down and watched any Maryland games or is it tough for you to do that? I know you love the kids, but I also know you’re a Maryland alum, and it’s got to be a little painful.

Friedgen: Well, it’s not painful because I watch it for the kids. I could care less about Maryland. I’ve burned my diploma. I’m flying a Georgia Tech flag right now.

Clark: [laughing] That’s hurtful. I don’t want to hear that, Coach. I’m a Maryland alum.

Friedgen: Well, they talk about Maryland pride. They didn’t show me a whole lot of Maryland pride, either getting the job or getting fired.