If there is one thing just as important to a football team outside of the actual players and coaches, it’s the boosters. These are the people that provide the program with a lot of its funding and they sometimes can influence whether a coach stays or goes.
Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood has been facing some criticism from around the country as of late. He is serving a three game suspension right now for his involvement in an eligibility scandal earlier this year.
According to College Football Talk, the boosters at Rutgers are not allowing that to sway their thoughts on the coach. Jeff Towers, one of Rutgers most prominent boosters, said that he and the rest of the boosters are still behind Flood 100 percent.
“The boosters I have spoken to believe the long-term interests of the football program are best served by retaining Coach Flood,” Towers said. “Coaching continuity is a keystone of long-term success in any sport, let alone a Division I, Power Five football program. A change in the head coaching position at Rutgers now will set the program back for years, if not permanently.”
Flood’s suspension after this week’s matchup against Michigan State. He will have the chance to come in and turn his team around, proving that he is worth the five-year extension he received in 2014.
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