Re: Official UCLA Bruins Thread:
I think the Alford hiring only confirms what we have already known for a long time now.
To UCLA's credit, I really think they tried to find the best out there and either no one was available to fill the position or willing to take the job. I think this firing/hiring combination was really a forced hand by UCLA because Howland had to go, plain and simple. However, it's gotten to the point where the UCLA job is just not a job worth chasing or leaving a good situation for.
Alford jumping ship before those who don't follow college ball regularly realize that he's basically a lateral move for UCLA