The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are having a frustrating season, sitting at 3-6 (1-5 Big Ten) and just looking outclassed for much of a campaign that has not been without controversy. Some fans have gotten so frustrated that a GoFundMe was recently started with the hopes that enough money would be raised so that coach Kyle Flood would be bought out.
So far, of a $1.5 million goal, nearly $5,000 has been raised.
It’s easy to see why Rutgers fans would feel this way. Flood was suspended for the first four games of the season after violating direct orders from university higher-ups not to contact a professor about a player’s academic status for one class, and multiple players were dismissed from the team after they were busted for theft. Earlier this season, star receiver Leonte Carroo was suspended for alleged domestic violence against an ex-girlfriend. He has since been reinstated.
And that doesn’t take away from the fact that Flood has been mediocre as a head coach. Since taking over the position in 2012, he is 25-21 and has a bowl record of 1-2.
It’s unlikely that the GoFundMe will raise the money necessary to buy him out, but two things are certain. Rutgers fans are getting fed up, and this story going public could mean that Flood is officially running on borrowed time in Piscataway.
Rutgers hosts Nebraska on Saturday, with kickoff slated for 3:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network.
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