The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have not looked good at all this year. Many fans have grown more and more frustrated with head coach Kyle Flood, even going so far as starting a fundraiser to buy out his contract.
The fans were made even more confused this weekend when Flood decided to not make a much-needed switch at quarterback. The Scarlet Knights have lost four straight games by at least 17 points and Chris Laviano has looked awful in that stretch.
He has gone 38-87 with 410 yards, no touchdowns, and five interceptions. That is certainly reason enough make a switch, but Flood hasn’t, and Dan Duggan on NJ.com is absolutely stunned by it.
“But college football is a bottom-line business. And the bottom line has been abysmal recently for Laviano, who has completed 38-of-87 passes (43.7 percent) for 410 yards, no touchdowns and five interceptions during the losing streak. Despite those struggles, Flood steadfastly has stood behind his first-year starter. Meanwhile, the calls for a quarterback change grow louder each week from the segment of the fan base that hasn’t completely checked out on this season.”
Bringing in LSU transfer Hayden Rettig probably won’t make an instant change for the team, but it would certainly be a different look. If Laviano comes out and has a strong showing this week then things might be different.
Until then, however, things aren’t going to change and it will be a long time before Rutgers can compete in the Big Ten.
The Scarlet Knights play at Army on Saturday, so things could go a little better for this team.
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