Alabama is removing coach Mark Gottfried from his position, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Monday.
An official announcement is expected in the next 24 hours.
The Tuscaloosa News initially reported the story.
Gottfried entered his 11th season at Alabama on the proverbial "hot seat" because he had missed the NCAA tournament each of the past two years, and he didn't help his cause with a 12-7 start this season. Additionally, point guard Ron Steele effectively quit the team last week. And though Steele has been vague about his reasons, multiple sources told CBSSports.com that a falling out with Gottfried played a large role.
Assistant Philip Pearson is expected to take over the head coaching duties on an interim basis.
Alabama will then conduct a national search to find a permanent replacement.