Rutgers Fans Now Have A 'GoFundMe' To Get Kyle Flood Fired, So Yeah, The Season Could Be Going Better
I would say this is a perfect representation of where Rutgers is as a college football program. I'm not sure it gets worse than fans taking hard earned money out of their children's college funds to put it towards getting the football coach at their alma mater fired, but I really hope I don't have to find out. As silly, and more than likely fruitless, as it is to donate money towards someone losing their job, I can't sit here and say that it doesn't seem necessary. I am not sure what will get the message through to the higher ups at Rutgers that change is necessary. An academic scandal didn't do it. Multiple arrests didn't do it. The success of a running backs coach while the Head Coach was serving his suspension for said academic scandal didn't do it. As of now, three consecutive laughable performances against the best the conference has to offer didn't do it. Maybe an outward showing of financial support (or non-support, depending how you look at it) is what the athletic department needs to see to understand that Kyle Flood isn't contributing at all to what they are trying to do.
I tried Kyle. I really did. No matter how many times you proved otherwise, I continually said you were a decent college coach. I don't know what made me do it. I think it was the players that were consistently standing up for you. Unfortunately whatever it was has came and went. I'm not about to break the bank to get you tossed out on your ass, but I'll you this. If that donation page gets within double digits of it's goal then I can think of far worse ways to spend my money. It will just be my attempt at purchasing insurance for my investment into season tickets that looks to be losing value by the hour.
It's not just the off-the-field stuff that has Rutgers fans up in arms. It's not just the on-the-field stuff either. It's the failure of each and every single aspect of Rutgers football. The offense, defense, and (gasp) even special teams are all shit. Even the character and academic standing of the players have regressed under Kyle Flood. It's certainly not all his fault, but as the Head Coach of a college football team he should know that he has to take responsibility for things that are out of his control. He hasn't even proven capable of taking responsibility for the things that are in his control. The program is taking on water. The Flood is imminent, and the one person we can be sure won't help us overcome it is it's namesake. Batten down the hatches, because if no significant moves are made this fanbase has shown that they will let their wallets do the talking. Wallets that constantly contribute to ticket sales and university donations. A couple grand in a GoFundMe won't be so funny when it ultimately means there are a few thousand less people showing up at games. Kyle Flood offers this University NOTHING other than a relatively cheap salary, and it appears that fans won't even take that as an answer anymore.
Donate Here To Kyle Flood's Termination