By The Time You Read This, Steve Alford May Already Be A Lobo

So to recap, Bobby Knight now in Lubbock, Steve Alford in Albuquerque. We all new that Knight was "going to the hot place," one day, but Alford? ESPN is reporting (and we know how that can turn out) that Alford is leaving Iowa and will become New Mexico's new head basketball coach, possibly by Friday.

ESPN, citing sources close to Alford, said that the Iowa coach was interested in going to a program that was not a "football-first" school, even though it meant the unusual move of leaving the Big Ten for the Mountain West.

If Alford wanted to avoid a "football first" program, well hell, what about Indiana? Speaking of that, next week will be the exact 20-year anniversary of the Hoosiers' 1987 NCAA national title; a run led by Alford, who was the first real beneficiary of the NCAA's standardized 3-point shot. Ironic that he's now even further away from the school that everyone thought he was destined to coach.

Hmm. And it's no wonder Iowa didn't bother to buy FireSteveAlford.com.

Alford Reportedly To Leave Iowa For New Mexico [MSNBC]