University of Virginia alumnus Mark Smith has e-mailed five reporters who cover the Cavaliers with a copy of a letter he has sent to athletic director Craig Littlepage:
I am sadly done. After yesterday’s mind boggling mental lapses by the head coach and your arrogant and single minded support of Mike London, I no longer can donate to UVA athletics and purchase my 8 season football tickets. It is very hard for me to do this but I know the only way to make a difference is to join the many others that will do the same. We will NEVER improve with Mike London as our Head Coach. He is just not mentally able to run our program.
I appreciate all you do and have done with every other sport….but Mike London is an absolute embarrassment to the University, its donors, alumni and season ticket holders.
To all the media guys copied here…thanks so much for your reporting over the years. You guys do great work and I enjoy all of your efforts. Please feel free to use the attached letter in any fashion you desire.