To be fair to Gladchuk, who before his current job was the AD at Houston, maybe he doesn't know how these things work. His claim to fame seems to be that his father was in the Navy and a football star at BC. After the BCS bowls the selection process is a popularity contest. You don't win any friends by snubbing the Champs Sports people because Navy's AD would like it if you came to play them. If Navy was interested in arranging an annual game against Maryland I'm sure Debbie Yow and Ralph Friedgen would be interested. Whining in the Baltimore Sun isn't going to help you out, Chet.
Perhaps I'm giving Gladchuk too much credit. Maybe he is more of a phony than a crybaby. Consider that before the 2005 game in Baltimore against Maryland Gladchuk had this to say about the rivalry between the schools:
Our focal point every season is trying to beat Army, Air Force and Notre Dame. Our game against Maryland is just another football game for us, one of 11 we play.
So maybe Gladchuk is just conjuring this "snub" to justify why Navy shouldn't schedule Maryland in the future. He seems overly bent out of shape about match up he called "Just another football game" just a few years ago. There wasn't much enthusiasm from Annapolis to continue the historic rivalry even after the success of the game in Baltimore. Navy coach Paul Johnson even went as far as saying that the game was not a "big rivalry" and that "people are looking for something in this game that's just not there." So in the face of those attitudes from Navy they now expect some kind of apology from Maryland for going to play Purdue? Ridiculous.
The 2005 game against Navy was a great contest with an atmosphere and pageantry that hasn't been present at a Maryland football game in a long time but it isn't worth dealing with a clown like Chet Gladchuk.
As Ralph Friedgen said, "He needs to get over it."