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SANTA ANA, Calif. _ Since UCLA's 16-point loss to Gonzaga on Saturday afternoon, Bruins Coach Steve Lavin has been taking the same kind of Internet drubbing that the football coach at USC was subjected to before the Trojans' three-game winning streak to close the season.
But when it comes to being the target of abuse by their programs' ``fans,'' Lavin and Paul Hackett have nothing on the Kentucky basketball coach.
Nine letters in the Lexington Herald-Leader's editorial pages over the weekend called for Tubby Smith to be fired as the Wildcats' coach.
Yes, the same Smith who coached Kentucky to the 1998 national championship and was at the helm when the Wildcats narrowly missed another trip to the Final …