Steve Alford Says UCLA Needs to “Get Busy” With Recruiting
Steve Alford has now stepped into one of the most high profile head coaching jobs in the country. He is now the head coach of the UCLA Bruins, but it appears he is ready for the challenge and he understands all that is involved.
“I understand expectations here,” Alford said. “You have to live it first, though, and I understand that too. It’s just not something I can say. But I’ve been in basketball a long time and nobody is more of a competitor than I am. I love to compete and hopefully our teams are going to embody those types of traits.”
A competitor is exactly the kind of coach the Bruins need, so we’ll see if he can walk the walk. Alford knows where the real work is; there is not much he can do about next year’s team, but he needs to be a better recruiter than his predecessor in order to keep his job down the road. The Bruins especially need to be diligent about local talent.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do in that regard,” Alford said. “We’ve got scholarships available so we’ve got to get busy here recruiting.”
Recruiting is crucial to Alford’s job, because if you cannot recruit the California area then you probably cannot last at UCLA. We’ll have to see if the Bruins take on Alford’s competitive spirit.
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