Count 98-year-old Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt among the college basketball fans who have trolled UCLA men’s basketball coach Steve Alford for his failure to advance beyond the Sweet 16 in his 23 seasons at the Division I level.
It started when UCLA fan Mel Avanzado mentioned Sister Jean in this tweet, which mentions that Sister Jean, the chaplain for the Loyola-Chicago basketball team, has led her team to more Elite Eight appearancess that Alford.
Sister Jean @SisJeanLoyola spiritual leader of Loyola-Chicago @RamblersMBB has led her team to more #EliteEight appearances than @UCLACoachAlford has in his career. And may be #FinalFour bound. #FireAlford #MakeTheCall @JoshRebholz pic.twitter.com/TCVQebmGKq— Mel Avanzado (@BruinMel) March 24, 2018
Well, after the Ramblers defeated Kansas State on Saturday to advance to the Final Four, Sister Jean retweeted Avanzado’s tweet with a follow-up comment of her own.
And more Final Four appearances too. But who’s counting? https://t.co/El1AyTbDra— Sister Jean (@SisJeanLoyola) March 25, 2018
That’s Sister Jean with the mic drop, my fellow Bruin fans.
With absolutely no disrespect to Sister Jean, every fan of UCLA basketball should be counting and shaking their heads in disgust.
You know that the UCLA basketball program is in a bad place when your head coach gets trolled by a 98-year-old nun.
Go Bruins. Fire Alford.