Really good article on the job Jim Larranaga has done at Miami since he took over as the head coach of the U. Written prior to Miami’s 2016 Sweet 16 matchup with Villanova, the author details the rebuilding job through the lense of community engagement, culture, and recruiting.
But beyond looking for talent and upside, Larrañaga tasks his assistants with finding one other key component in recruits: Are they enjoyable to be around?
“He loves guys who are upbeat, who smile, who have a positive attitude,” Caputo said. “That’s a big thing for him. We don’t make many concessions in terms of character and attitude.