I have followed the University of Minnesota Crookston's football program since my son played there eight years ago. I have been continually disappointed at the success UMC has had on the football field.

    I have followed the University of Minnesota Crookston's football program since my son played there eight years ago.  I have been continually disappointed at the success UMC has had on the football field.

    When coach Dufner talked to me years ago, when he was recruiting my son, he spoke about my son being part of a rebuilding of the football program.  That rebuilding didn't happen and hasn't happened. UMC is currently 0-9 on the season and 1-30 over the last three years.

    When I attended UMC home football games the sparse crowds were made up of parents and a smattering of students.  There did not seem to be much support from the community.  There seems to be a culture of losing.

    I realize UMC is a very small school in a tough league but is the situation acceptable in Crookston?  In Devils Lake, ND where I live we have a small two year college.  If our college sports teams had gone 1-30 over the last three years there would be unrest in the streets and the coach and athletic director's jobs would be in jeopardy.  In Crookston nothing changes.

    Has any thought been given to moving to a different league?  I know there is prestige playing in the Northern Sun but not when you are 1-30.

    If I don't get a response to this letter I'll know the answer.

Carson Byram
Devils Lake, N.D.