I have a gut feeling that Randy Edsall, Mr. Friedgen's successor as football head coach, will never gain traction with the Maryland students, fans, alumni and boosters. I also believe he will never have a winning record at Maryland with his militaristic "my way or the highway" mentality. His rigid, unyielding style may have worked at Connecticut, but his concept of coaching is antithetical to that of Mr. Friedgen. I believe that is why we have seen an inordinate number of football athletes bail out of Maryland. Although Mr. Edsall always seems to conjure up a rational spin on the departures to the media, the reality is that these athletes simply could not cope with his coaching concepts.