Oklahoma State hired Brad Underwood as its new men’s basketball coach on Monday night.
A lot of K-State fans are happy for Underwood, a McPherson, Kan., native who played for the Wildcats and served as an assistant coach before leading Stephen F. Austin to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments, including a near-run to the Sweet 16 as a No. 14 seed this season.
And now we get to the angry part.
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a group of K-State fans who don’t particularly like their current coach, Bruce Weber, or his boss, athletic director John Currie. It’s a sentiment captured in this column by Powercat Illustrated’s Tim Fitzgerald. A #BringBackBrad hashtag also started on Twitter. But it didn’t happen.
Those are some of the more tame comments against Currie. To be fair, there were a few words of support in Currie’s Twitter feed Monday night. But the overwhelming response was negative.
Here’s one example, a response to Currie’s post today about upgrades at the football stadium:
So far, Currie hasn’t responded to the negative tweets headed his way.