By Gary Parrish
Jeff Eisenberg points out that the Kansas City Star is conducting an online poll with a very simple question: What should happen to Missouri athletic director Mike Alden and basketball coach Frank Haith? Readers can answer A) Fire Alden, B) Fire Haith, C) Keep both, or D) Fire both. And, as I type, 51 percent have voted to fire both while another 27 percent have voted to just fire Haith -- meaning 78 percent of Kansas City Star readers who have taken the time to answer want Haith gone before he ever coaches a game because of an accusation that he was aware of an alleged $10,000 payment to a recruit while at Miami. Or maybe they just want him gone because he might've cheated to get players and still failed to make the NCAA tournament in six of his seven years as the Hurricanes' coach.
Either way, the point's the same.
Frank Haith is not popular these days.
Assuming he lasts till the beginning of the season, he'd better win immediately.
If not, things will only get worse.