Andy Enfield addresses his comment that UCLA plays ‘slow’


Say this for Andy Enfield: he knows how to make headlines. The USC coach first came to national prominence while guiding Florida Gulf Coast to a thrilling, dunk-filled run to the Sweet Sixteen.

Now in Los Angeles, he’s trying to build up a long-struggling Trojans program while seizing attention away from UCLA — a traditional basketball power trying to find its own way under new coach Steve Alford.

According to the San Jose Mercury-News, Enfield stopped a recent USC scrimmage and told his players they weren’t executing his “Dunk City” offense the way he wanted.

“We play up-tempo basketball here,” he said. “If you want to play slow, go to UCLA.”

After the quote was picked up by the national media, Enfield clarified his intention on Thursday, saying that it was not intended for public consumption.

“I have a very sarcastic personality,” he said. “I don’t use a lot of profanity to motivate my players, but I do use sarcasm. I was very upset with my team that particular moment in practice. I blew my whistle, yelled a little bit, and that’s what came out of my mouth.

“It was meant to make a point about how we want to play and to use some sarcasm. It certainly was not to disrespect Steve or what he’s doing.”

Enfield and Alford will coach against each other for the first time on Jan. 5 at Pauley Pavilion.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    my prediction for Jan 5th: Paaaaaaaaaaaain!!!

    • Trojan Hoarse

      BUCKET!……fancy meeting you here….you actually DO visit other sites besides Wolf’s USC blog……

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        my foot got sore from kicking so much trOXan butt over on wolfman’s blog, i come here to chill and hang out with the cool crowd.

  • onecoolfig

    Andy who?

    • Trojan Hoarse

      He’s the one with the hot wife………

      • onecoolfig

        I thought they fired him

        • Trojan Hoarse

          They BOTH have a hot wife…. nice try though…..

          • maze949

            Sure you don’t want to throw a racial epithet in there, as per usual TH? Why don’t you let Jack know what you usually call Asians…

          • Trojan Hoarse

            why don’t you tell me, Maze……then we’ll both know…. quit trying to start something

          • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

            Maybe he thinks you’re that blonde fucla student that ranted about the asians in the library.

          • Trojan Hoarse

            Wow…..and I am far from being a blonde …LOL….dude needs to get back on his meds…..

  • Mark

    You go to Ucla to WIN

    • Joe Blow

      Like football-1954

      • Pingon27

        Well, lets see, the only time in NCAA football history that the Heisman Trophy had to be taken away from a player was WHO? OMG an SC player, Reggie Bush. Not surprising. SC is like Alex Rodriguez, takes roids and denies it.

        • Joe Blow

          Don’t care. You can’t erase the season or the results. Could care less what a light weight like you thinks. ucla has zero history in football. 1954

          • Pingon27

            That’s right teach your children to cheat and lie so long as you win. Wonderful morals…lol. By the way UCLA has more national championships than any other school in the nation 109. SWALLOW THAT ONE WHOLE. Football is ONE sport. HOW BOUT THE BASEBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS UCLA BABY…..SC is just jealous. Washington State beat them…are you kidding me? A few high school teams can beat Washington State.

          • Joe Blow

            Like Woodie, Nellie Belle and Papa Sam? You’re a joke. Could care less about your girly ball championships. ucla is 2nd rate to USC and always will be. It just kills you. hahaha. Swallow that, along with the stuff you swallow.

          • Pingon27

            You represent USCheaters well, not too bright. Anyone with money can get into that school. They give cash, cars, and material stuff to players to go there otherwise no one would want to play in that gang infested school, with murders, rapes and pimps all over the place. You can suck my big PINGA

          • Joe Blow

            You are SO RIGHT. I’ve got money, you don’t. Hahahaha.
            And I’m sure it’s a LITTLE pinga.
            909.

  • Bruins2013

    Wow. This new coach from a no-name school joins USC and immediately becomes a douche before starting the preseason schedule. But we don’t need to fight like this..Bruins and Trojans have something in common: we all got into USC.

  • Pingon27

    And they go to US$ to cheat and take bribes from basketball coaches.

    • Joe Blow

      Learned from filthy Woodie and hook Nellie Belle.

      • Pingon27

        Yeah forgot even the frikin U$C tennis team was on probation for cheating…thats how far they’ll go to win.

        • Joe Blow

          Maybe they got on their back like Nellie.

          • Pingon27

            Nellie is the SC horse the UCLA Bruin was humpin last weekend. I bit too dry for the bear.

          • ProbationU

            I am sure Mrs. Blow either left you years ago or lives a life of sheer joy in your double wide while you watch reruns of The Honeymooners and late-night Skinimax while you scrub your filthy woodie in the afterglow of another fine Trojan afternoon.

          • Joe Blow

            Double wides are not allowed in Manhattan Beach.

          • ProbationU

            Guess I got one thing wrong! Sounds like you researched and got a smaller trailer.

          • Joe Blow

            You’re half right. My HOME is small, but it’s on the BEACH.

          • ProbationU

            Probably right next to Hyperion with al the $hete you spread.

          • Joe Blow

            About a block and 1/2 from Pete….on the beach.

  • commentar

    Would be hilarious when UCLA wins against USC, Alford goes in for the handshake and then pulls back and laughs, “TOO SLOW!”

  • ProbationU

    I find it kind of funny to se $C mentioned on a basketball post. Anyone remember when Mike Garrett threw the basketball team under the bus in a futile attempt to save the football team from sanctions? Showed the basketball players how important they were to the school and just ticked off the NCAA even more. Kind of rivals Ted Cruz for great strategy.

    • Joe Blow

      PU is dumber than a rock

  • Jay

    Last 4 seasons, 4 wins for Ucla and 4 wins for USC.