I’d say the word to describe Fridge these days is “resolute.”
He seems pretty disheartened to have been eliminated from ACC title contention, but obviously he can’t sulk. It’s his job to get the players ready for Boston College, not to fret about the Florida State game. I’ll be curious to see whether the Terps can rebound Saturday the way they have in the past.
“This is a special group of kids to me,” the coach said. “I’m very disappointed for them. I really wanted them to win this game. But, like I said, that’s not going to help us against Boston College. If we start feeling sorry for ourselves – sit around and mope – that’s not going to help us.”
Then he said: “I told them our character is being tested again and every time that’s happened this year they’ve responded.”