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LOS ANGELES -- There's "Bowlegs" and "Spider-man" and a host of other nicknames in the UCLA locker room that the public have yet to learn.
Such is the life under new head coach Steve Alford.
Norman Powell has Alford to thank for "Bowlegs" and Jordan Adams for "Spider-man."
It's light. It's playful. It's personal. It's not the old regime.
Times have changed in Westwood.
Alford spent his entire first month on his new job recruiting Bruins that were already on the roster. Initially his goal was just getting to know his new players and trust was his selling point.
"There was nothing else to sell," Alford said said.
He asked questions and the players answered. He wanted to know what changes could have been made in the program and the players told him.
"All around you saw improvements," Powell said. "Everything is just upgraded."
From the strength and conditioning program to ...
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