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UCLA Needs To Fire Steve Alford

UCLA Needs To Fire Steve Alford
Published On: Sun, Dec 30
Feb 18, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Steve Alford (right) in the huddle with teammates against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells-Fargo Arena. The Sun Devils defeated the Bruins 68-66. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Alford and the UCLA Bruins are reeling. Things reached a new low for the schoola€™s basketball program on Saturday, as UCLA lost to Liberty 73-58 at home. Yes, the Bruins were blown out at home by Jerry Falwella€™s school.

It was the fourth loss in a row for Alforda€™s team, which has dropped six of nine and is now 7-6 on the season. This has come despite a wealth of talent and after a ton of resources have been poured into the program. It begs the question: How, after six years of mediocrity, has UCLA not fired Alford?

UCLAa€™s basketball team is absolutely loaded with talent. According to 247, the current roster boasts two players who were five-star recruits, seven who were four-stars, five who were in the top 50 of their classes and a whopping nine who were in the top 100. And that doesna€™t include Shareef O'Neal who is missing the season due to a heart issue.

Talent is clearly not UCLAa€™s problem, coaching is.

Despite having a silly level of recruiting success, Alford hasna€™t even won a conference title during his first five years in Westwood. Hea€™s also never gotten beyond the Sweet 16, but thata€™s nothing new for him, as hea€™s never done that in any of his 23 years as a head coach.

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