Dear Coach Flood,
Thanks for the program's first conference title (shared). Hope you enjoyed coaching future Rutgers hall of famers. Sorry to see you go, but this relationship just can't continue. We've really enjoyed our time together, and the past couple of years showed some real potential, but unfortunately you just don't have what it takes to coach Rutgers football. Heck, we're not even sure you have what it takes to coach at a BCS level, let alone the Big Ten.
Now, don't get me wrong, we really appreciate what you've done as a mentor to our student-athletes. Rutgers has always prided itself on winning the right way, and you have continued that tradition (for the most part). The program continues to have sky-high graduation rates, and the players realize that an education is still part of the career of a college football athlete. However, in your journey to "win the right way" in a Rutgers sense, you are missing a key aspect: winning. It seems that both players and coaches are unprepared for each consecutive game, missing fundamentals and just plain instincts, no matter who the opponent is.
We here at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, are ready for primetime. We are set to join the most prestigious conference that college football has to offer: the Big Ten Conference. The fans, the students, and the athletes are ready to move on from programs like Cincinnati, USF, and Connecticut to take on names such as Ohio State, Michigan, and Nebraska. To be successful, we need new leadership. We need a new vision. We need a coach who has no inhibitions in dominating an opponent into submission, and won't be afraid to take the foot off of the opponent's neck. A coach who can put in place a team of assistants who can competently field a competitive team in all phases of the game: offense, defense, and special teams.
We thank you for your services Coach Flood. But now, it's time to say goodbye. Rutgers football is destined for greatness, and to achieve that, we must do it without you. Goodbye, and good luck.