Found April 03, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES -- The facts are staggering. USC basketball hasn't been the Elite Eight since 2001, and has advanced to only two Final Fours since 1954. Across town, UCLA basketball boasts 11 national titles, ten of those thanks to legendary coach John Wooden, and handfuls of conference championships.Here are the opening remarks of new @usc_hoops head coach Andy Enfield: youtu.bey5rvTZ3YeHM EnfieldUSC USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) April 3, 2013 And this week, in a Hollywood twist fitting of La La Land, both programs made big hires (Steve Alford at UCLA, Andy Enfield at USC) and introduced their new head coaches a day apart. On Wednesday at USC's Galen Center, a confident Enfield was asked about his first thoughts on the cross-town rivalry. "I am focused on the future of USC basketball and no one else," said Enfield, admitting he didn't know Alford very well but that he does have great respect for UCLA. Can Enfield, who led tourney-darling FGCU to the Sweet 16 ...

Amanda Marcum Enfield and Layla Kiffin form attractive tandem at USC (Pictures)

When USC announced on Monday night that they have hired former Florida Gulf Coast coach Andy Enfield, they secured more than just the school’s basketball future. In bringing Enfield to Southern Cal, the university has also locked down one of the best-looking WAG tandems in college athletics. Enfield’s former supermodel wife Amanda Marcum Enfield received about as much attention...

USC WR George Farmer will miss 2013 season with torn ACL/MCL

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Injury-prone George Farmer lost for the year at USC

(Photo Credit: USA Today Sports) Very sad news came out of USC spring camp on Thursday evening, when it was reported that back-up wide receiver George Farmer tore his ACL and MCL and will be lost for the 2013 season. The news was first shared via the USC athletics Twitter feed, which tweeted the following a little before 10 p.m. ET on Thursday night. USC WR George...

New USC Coach Andy Enfield Says He Has No Words For Players At Florida Gulf Coast

It was all good just a week ago… Yesterday it was announced that Andy Enfield will be taking his “Dunk City” talents to the City of Angels as the new USC head basketball coach. As reported by USA Today, Enfield spoke about the move to the media today. “USC is an amazing place,” Enfield said this morning from his office in Alico Arena on FGCU’s campus. “I thought that...

USC Basketball Makes The Hire No One Wanted To Make

First, a disclaimer. This is a UCLA blog. Let's get that straight. Let's also understand this: Every collegiate athletics fan lives by a few rules. One of those rules is knowing your rival nearly as much as you know your own team. While USC fans tend to play this off as an "obsession," their inability to understand what their rivals do makes them an inherently...

USC hires Andy Enfield from FGCU

After leading FGCU to the Sweet Sixteen, head coach Andy Enfield is taking over the head job at USC.  Per ESPN, Enfield’s deal is for six years. and will pay him over $1 million per year. In a statement released Monday night, Enfield had the following to say: “In meeting with Pat Haden, I was very impressed with his vision for the men’s basketball program,” Enfield said...

VIDEO: Lane Kiffin, 4-3-13

USC head coach Lane Kiffin spoke with the media following the Trojans Tuesday spring practice...

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USC athletic director Pat Haden and new head basketball coach Andy Enfield spoke with the media for the first time on a Tuesday conference call. Enfield explained his vision and plan for the USC basketball program...

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Andy Enfield is the best possible hire USC basketball could make

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) Yesterday, I started a column on Louisville’s Final Four run by saying the following: To appreciate the significance of Louisville’s 85-63 Elite Eight beat down of Duke on Sunday, you’ve first got to appreciate just how this program came to get to that exact moment. A day later, it only seems appropriate to start a column on...
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