"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
Auburn hires former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl
Good coach that can build a program in a bad basketball conference. I'm interested to see how Auburn does under him.
My roommates response: Auburn has a basketball team? Lol
not seem to care much about a coach's history do they?
He's a near-perfect fit for a conference like that.
There's some talent in that package, but also sliminess and tons of self-promotion. Win some, lose some ...
he turned in Illinois/Jimmy Collins---the NCAA found nothing (not saying there was nothing)--and Pearl was ostensibly blacklisted for a time. I personally find him refreshing for the most part, and a good coach or at least recruiter, but he does have a fair amount of baggage---baggage that fits the SEC.
How does this guy keep falling ass-backwards into opportunities, despite being a slimy douche? Pearl is truly basketball's version of Lane Kiffin.
Relatedly, I wonder what Erin Andrews thinks:
As a head coach Bruce Pearl only got caught once. There are plenty of coaches who get caught cheating at every stop they make and still get hired somewhere else.
AAU basketball has turned the sport into a world of street agents and dirty coaches. That's college basketball.
This was not one isolated incident with him
Haha she looks so uncomfortable. I admire her though for not slapping Brucie, that's some serious self control.
They're nothing alike. For one, kidding never got caught cheating like Bruce did and for two Bruce is a good coach despite his affinity for breaking rules. I honestly don't see any similarities between the two other than the fact they both coached Tennessee.
Didn't he leave Tenn with a show-cause penalty? (or whatever the proper term is).
But it is up in August
Does he realize Aaron Craft is out of eligibility?
Here's video of Pearl's reception when he landed...
Wow, an army of...a few dozen.
at that "celebration". Maybe a few grad assistants, too.
He predicted Michigan to make the Final Four earlier this week He said when he coached against Beilein, Beilein knew exactly what he was going to do before he did it. I guess that's how you beat Tennessee by 30 points and cap it off with a Stu Douglass tomahawk
Five views not quite enough. GIF-worthy.
Dude builds winners. He lies and cheats to get there but that never bothered anyone in the SEC.
Pearl back in the SEC is perfect. Charles Barkley must be happy.
Auburn AD to Pearl in his interview: It's not just about winning, it's about molding young men and running a clean program. Ehhh, who are we kidding, just win by any means necessary! We'll provide your assistants with bags of cash for all the hookers and bribes. Just win!
Hookers provided your name isn't Criag James.
Pants on fire
Meh. He's a honest gentleman compared to the piece of shit at Kentucky
I pray we get a chance to play Kentucky and beat Cheaterpari's ass
I hope Stauskas sends that scumbag Pitino packing with a big footprint on his behind. I don't care if people say I'm bitter, if Louisville was the better team, whatever...we were robbed and it was largely because Pitino's teams foul on every play and the refs got tired of making calls (and when they did that piece of shit complained constantly).
I watched the BTN replays of the Syracuse and Louisville games last night. I was agonizing over whether or not to watch L'Ville at all, but since I had never watched the TV broadcast I decided to.
It took me right back to that dark place when I was walking out of the Georgia Dome.
However, this play may be the greatest block in tourney history.
I never really read much about Pearl, but i thought i recall that what he got canned for at UT wasn't that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things. Was it more than just hosting Craft for a cookout? Like i said i didn't read much, just recall a lot of people's reactions saying that it was a minor thing.
The violation was minor, he made it major by lying to the NCAA and encouraging others to do the same.
He had a terrible incident early in the season when 4 his players got caught with weed and some guns, so he was already on thin ice. After the Craft thing they dug around the program and found drug test violations, he was gone.
Aha, gotcha. Yeah the lying about the problem will always come back to bite you in the ass. Just ask the Sweatervest. Thanks for the explanation. As for the drugs and guns, that's just status quo for th SEC isn't it?
He's always been a good coach. I know he brings some baggage, but Auburn will be better with him at the helm.
Even though it's not football it is still the perfect hire for Auburn and the SEC
and its members really is an amazing animal.
And your wife.
opened and still owns a salon in Knoxville called "Alimony's". Needless to say, it wasn't a friendly split.
and getting head from many,many, many women?
Most people when they think of Pearl think of all the stuff at Tennessee.
I'll always remember him as the guy that tried to expose Jimmy Collins, Chicago's answer to Perry Watson. He wasn't ultimately successful and I don't imagine the coaching fraternity will ever forgive him, but I appreciate the effort at least.
Since Auburn's colors are blue and orange, he can keep his pumpkin suits
Seems like a crazy deal, but cheaing obviously gets you paid (ask Kevin Trudeau). But do you really think Bruce Pearl isn't going to do any recruiting until August 23rd? Can he resist the temptation to cheat again?! Dramatic.
Auburn and SEC officials, not so much....
Or is he lying about it?
Auburn and Pearl. Two great names in recruiting. Boosters: Rev your engines.