Twitter Takes: Fans react to Steve Alford’s hiring at UCLA

New Mexico Lobos head coach Steve Alford following the win over the San Diego State Aztecs of the finals of the 2012 Mountain West Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Lobos defeated the Aztecs 68-59. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

New Mexico Lobos head coach Steve Alford following the win over the San Diego State Aztecs of the finals of the 2012 Mountain West Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Lobos defeated the Aztecs 68-59. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

On Saturday, UCLA pulled off a shocking coaching hire in bringing Steve Alford over from New Mexico. Alford had signed a 10-year contract with the Lobos and less than two weeks later he was making the transition to La La Land.

Such is the transitive world of college coaching these days. We took to Twitter to check out how the fans of both the Bruins and Lobos were reacting to the big-time hire.

[Related: Check out the details of Alford’s hiring here]