Terps trying to cut down turnovers

After two consecutive losing seasons, Ralph Friedgen has increased his role in the offense to get Maryland back on track.

Updated: April 28, 2006, 2:47 PM ET
By Jorge Milian | Special to ESPN.com
There's less of Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen this spring, but more of him to go around.

Friedgen says he's lost 29 pounds since January by following a nutritional plan that calls for him to eat five meals "about the size of my fist" on a daily basis.

Ralph Friedgen
Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesRalph Friedgen added offensive coordinator and QB coach to his duties at Maryland.
The weight loss, Friedgen says, has nothing to do with health concerns. In fact, Friedgen reports, a recent physical revealed his cholesterol levels and blood pressure reading to be that of a much leaner man.