The Baltimore Sun has confirmed the speculation that Maryland Football coach Ralph Friedgen is out as the Terps coach in 2011. According to their source, Friedgen was “told” he will not return next season.

Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen has been told by the university that he cannot coach the team next season, according to officials familiar with the situation.

Friedgen has been asked to retire, but the coach, in his 10th season, has not agreed to do that, sources say. If he continues to decline to retire, that leaves Maryland with the option of forcing him out and buying out the final season of his roughly $2 million-a-year contract.