BREAKING: Bruce Pearl hired at Auburn

  • by ITK

I have it on a very good source that Auburn University has extended an offer to former Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl, and that Pearl has accepted the offer.

Bruce Pearl will be Auburn’s new basketball coach.

And I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Pearl is still serving under an NCAA show cause for lying to the NCAA while at Tennessee, which expires in August.

Still, Pearl will return Auburn basketball to the top of the league in very little time, and will sell the Auburn program like no other. And Alabama, under Anthony Grant, will have a very difficult time beating him.

It’s worth mentioning, no program has ever hired a coach actively serving the dreaded NCAA show cause penalty; the distinction ended former Alabama assistant coach Ronnie Cottrell’s career.

But then again, this is Auburn we’re talking about. They’ve perfected dealing with the NCAA. Perhaps another trait we could stand to learn from little brother.

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