Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen says he doesn't talk much during the season to Virginia coach Frank Beamer. Practically speaking, Friedgen doesn't talk to much of anybody during the season except for his players, fellow coaches and his wife.
But come summer, Fridge is certain to run into Beamer at a barbecue or the like. Both have lake homes on or near Georgia's Lake Oconee. So does University of Central Florida coach George O'Leary.
You might know Beamer was a graduate assistant at College Park, and that he and Fridge were assistants together at The Citadel. They've known each other well over 30 years.
Is this what they call the coaching fraternity?