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UCLA Hired a Coach: A Mixed Reaction to Steve Alford

If anyone is suited for a pressure job like this it’s Steve. He grew up dealing with pressure. Anything about Indiana basketball is pressure. In addition, the University of New Mexico takes their basketball seriously. He’s not the kind of guy who will shy away from what expectations are about at UCLA. He’ll handle this with dignity, class and he’s ready for this. -Dan Guerrero

 

Well, UCLA and athletic director Dan Guerrero hired a coach.  Before dissecting the choice, I’d like to welcome Steve Alford to the Bruin family. We’ll do our best to give you the kind of patience that we showed Howland during his first few years, but the fact is that this is a fanbase that badly needs to win. You need to restore UCLA to where it belongs – as a top program in college basketball. A program that wins, year in and year out. A program that is a destination for the right recruits, especially from the West Coast. I sure hope you’re the right man for the job.
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Picking Your Brackets – GO For The Win

Last year come this time I had lots of advice to dish out. I essentially said, “hey man, do you dawg.”
 
There was lot of strategy for how to fill out your bracket and how to make your choices and ultimately, I probably got you really far in your pool and won you lots of money (right?)…
 
Either way, this year has been a crazy year in college basketball. There have been no outright champions, no dominate team to crush the rest of the competition in any conference. NBA scouts salivate at the overall level of talent for next year but there is no consensus pick leading a team towards tournament glory.
 
Which leads me to this years tournament post. I still am filling a bracket out just like the rest of you. In fact, I am in three separate pools and each one bring with it a different strategy. Hear me out while I explain the strategies behind each betting pool and maybe…just maybe follow along a little. Obviously as explained last year, at the end of the day, do you dawg? You are an expert simply because you think you are!… Read more...