Didn’t know if anyone saw this, but UCF’s head coach resigned recently to take… an assistant coach job at Alabama. Not a good look.
With the administration changing at UCF, Looney knew the writing was on the wall and he knows the talent level isn’t there. Saw an opening at Alabama and took it figuring it was a better career move than waiting to get fired at UCF. Probably better for both the school and Looney that it happened.
Greg Lovelady Takes Over For Terry Rooney
Lovelady comes to Orlando after spending a total of 12 seasons at Wright State in Dayton, Ohio. As head coach during the last three years, he compiled a 124-56 record. Wright State has won the Horizon League Regular Season or Tournament Championship (or both) in each of Lovelady’s three seasons at the helm. He was named the 2014 and 2016 Horizon League Coach of the Year.