I'm going to take the main concerns that I've seen so far and offer a rebuttal to each.
- He locked Adam James in a shack. How do we know what was reported is 100% true? If you don't think that who his dad is played a role in the whole situation, please remove your head from the sand. I feel pretty confident in saying that ESPN had bias in presenting the facts because of Craig James. Also, IIRC, it was an isolated incident. Graham Harell and Crabtree have both spoken highly of him. Adam James wasn't getting much play, and saw an opportunity to get back at Leach. I'm not saying he's innocent, I'm saying look at the facts objectively.
- Fridge did Fine. If you consider mediocrity to be fine, so be it. But I don't. When was the last time Maryland won a big game that could lead us to something bigger? 2010 FSU, loss. 2008 FSU, loss. 2006 Wake Forest loss. if we won any of those games, we could've won the Atlantic, and possibly have gone to BCS game. In the past 5 years, Fridge didn't once win the game that got us to the next level. He could give us nice little 7-5 and 8-4 season, but we could never reach the next level after those first 3 years.
- He's a bad recruiter. If that's so, how come he never had a losing season at TTU? The scheme he has built doesn't require great 5 star athletes, you just need average or above average recruits for this great air raid offense to work. That's one thing about why is scheme works, great recruits are not required.
There you have it.