The hype is tremendous in Westwood right now. In addition to UCLA’s football team snapping a long streak of mediocrity, the Bruins acquired one of the best recruiting classes in college basketball and are off to smoldering start in the 2012-13 season.
There were bumps along the road, but the Bruins now have their full team in place with No. 1 recruit Shabazz Muhammad being cleared by the NCAA for eligibility this past week.
As UCLA looks forward to a much-hyped season, which they hope will culminate in a deep NCAA tournament berth, we now take a look at the most defining issues for this Bruins team that will either transform that hype into a roar or a murmur.