Alford's departure suprises Lobo fans

Posted at: 03/30/2013 8:05 PM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The news of Coach Steve Alford’s departure definitely caught Lobo fans by surprise.

 KOB Eyewitness News 4’s Facebook and Twitter pages have been flooded with comments both good and bad.

 Shocked, sad and disappointed is how some Lobo fans feel Saturday. “I know that he did good here with us at UNM. That’s sad to lose him but we have a good team. I was shocked. I mean really didn’t think it was true,” said one Lobo fan.

 The news comes just days after Coach Alford publically announced his contract extension and talked about his loyalty to UNM and now this happens.

 KOB Eyewitness News 4 also found Lobo fans who support Coach Alford’s move. “I think it’s really great. I think he’s going to do a great job,” said Geebler Gomez.

 So will this news affect Lobo pride? Fans said, no way. “They’re still a team so they’re going to try to stay together hopefully and stay a team and not depart ways from UNM,” said Christopher King.