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Kyle Flood lacks support from the only people who matter

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This. This is the first thing I saw when the news broke over a week ago about Emailgate, Floodgate, or whatever you want to call it.

Here is my original article of anyone cares to refresh their memory.

Now let's get down to business.

I am not defending Kyle Flood's actions. He messed up and was clearly brazen and violated university policy. We learned that he defied the academic support staff by emailing a professor.

However, out of all the 120+ FBS head coaches, I find it hard to name one that has less support from their athletic administration. Quite simply, Julie Herman and Robert Barchi have handled this situation awfully. Herman and co. are referring all questions to the President's office, which of course remains silent as well.

I mean, c'mon. If someone as loyal to Rutgers as Shaun O'Hara is calling people out, then you know it is bad.

I am no lawyer or private investigator, but this issue seems as if it should be a relatively quick one to resolve. Check the email(s), and unless Flood was writing novels, it shouldn't be too hard to find the intent in them. As the investigation continues, Flood has to prepare as if he will be on the sidelines coaching against Norfolk State and beyond. However, the later they announce his seemingly inevitable suspension, the worse shape the team will be in to play during his absence.

Flood most certainly got himself into this mess, but the people above him are not doing much to help him out of it.

Sure, by the time you are reading this article, there may already be a suspension announced, or there may be silence. But even if something is announced, it will have been announced too late. Julie really screwed the pooch here, in my opinion.

But with all that being said, and with this madness hopefully coming to an end soon, Kyle Flood still has my support and that of just about every Scarlet Knights fan out there.

Here's to a resolution and a quick one at that.