Fayetteville: After what has seemed an eternity, officials with the University of Arkansas have finally made a decision on a head coach. Steve Alford, former UCLA coach, has agreed to terms with the University of Arkansas to coach the Razorbacks.
Alford was abruptly fired in December from UCLA after losing to Liberty. After the liberty loss, he was quoted as saying, ” we spent too much time at the topless bar last night, we were a little tired today.” This revelation didn’t sit well with UCLA administrators and within minutes, he was terminated.
Alford is one of numerous coaches that have been linked to the opening at the University after the abrupt dismissal of longtime coach and Fan Favorite Mike Anderson. Anderson, who never had a losing season, was let go after not being competitive enough in the SEC. Since that time, rumors have swirled from Kelvin Sampson to Chris Beard and in some circles even former Razorback, Corliss Williamson. The roller coaster ride which has been the Razorback coaching search has finally come to an end.
Compensation has not been made public but it is expected that Alford will make upwards of 3 million per year.
When asked about the job this afternoon, Alford replied, ” I’m not real sure what a hog call is, but I love bacon and pork chops!”
A press conference is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.