ESPN is reporting that Maryland is forcing head coach Ralph Friedgen to take a buyout of his contract. The buyout is going to give Friedgen $2 million for next season, the last year on his contract.
Say what you will about Ralph, but he knows offense. He won a national championship with Georgia Tech as OC in 1990. If there's a time to replace Stiney, it's now.
EDIT #2: I feel a little dumb for not realizing this before, but Miami isn't keeping Mark Whipple around as OC in the Al Golden era. Another awesome possible Stiney replacement.