"Barry is one of the most unassuming, nonegotistical, down-to-earth gentlemen you could possibly meet," said Thomas McCausland, a South Florida attorney who has been a longtime financial supporter of the Maryland football program. "I mean this from the bottom of my heart. If Maryland didn't have Barry Gossett, I don't know where they'd be. He has been a generous friend and supporter, and he wants nothing in return. He's just a straight [shooting] guy who believes in and loves Maryland."