Steve Alford led the UCLA Bruins to back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances in his first two seasons at the helm, but things fell apart in year three. UCLA finished with a losing record, going 15-17 and missing the post-season.
As the losses piled up, the outcry for Alford to be fired has grown as well. Things appear to be coming to a head today, with a “Fire Alford” banner being flown through Westwood.
A “Fire Alford” banner flying around Westwood pic.twitter.com/i7wZVgGpOS
— Catlos (@ccaarrllooss) March 14, 2016
— 82ndAirborne96 (@82ndAirborne96) March 14, 2016
Oh boy. Had a source recently describe the state of the UCLA program to me as a “s— storm.” https://t.co/q46YM0f3Ec
— Jeff Eisenberg (@JeffEisenberg) March 14, 2016
Yikes. When these banners come out, the head coach usually doesn’t survive. It will be interesting to see if UCLA AD Dan Guerrero feels enough pressure to make a move.