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Bruce Pearl fired at Tennessee

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Bruce Pearl has been fired as head coach of Tennessee Volunteers men’s basketball, according to a Monday afternoon report by WNML-FM’s Jimmy Hyams, which was shortly afterward confirmed by CBS’ Gary Parrish and Fox Sports’ Jeff Goodman. Pearl was expected to meet with athletic director Mike Hamilton earlier in the day, at which point his future with the program would be settled upon.

    http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-basketball/2011/3/21/2063902/bruce-pearl-fired-tennessee-basketball-coach
     
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Their AD should follow Pearl out the door.
     
  3. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    V is for vacancy.


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  4. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Someone should tell them Ricardo is available...
     
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    I am shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here.
     
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    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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  7. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Like him or not, he's created a winner at Tennessee where they sucked before. They were pulling in bigger crowds for their women's basketball team then their mens team. Pat Summit had a lot to do with that, but still, that's pathetic. The guy won a lot of games at a school that historically doesn't care about men's basketball.
     
  8. BuffAlum2007

    BuffAlum2007 Well-Known Member

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    Not terribly shocking considering how their AD pretty much threw him under the bus and then ran over him right before they got wiped by Michigan...

    I think they're going to make a run at Shaka Smart from VCU once they finally get bounced from the tourney...
     
  9. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    He's also a schmuck.
     
  10. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    So troo. Kiffin and Pearl, yet the AD is still occupying office space at ut.
     
  11. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Although not a prerequisite, I suspect being a schmuck is a helpful trait to have in coaching. Most of the successful ones are. Tressel, Brown, Stoops, Saban, Carroll, etc. All schmucks.
     
  12. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Perhaps. Not many coaches out there lie directly to the NCAA, nor do many coaches tape conversations with high school recruits to try to get conference rivals in trouble.
     
  13. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    Jerry Green had some good UT teams....they didn't always suck.

    interesting coaching carousel in the mid-south with Arkie, UT, and OU.
     
  14. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Well, Tressel did. Neuhisel did. Carroll did. Kelvin Sampson did - twice. I'm not making excuses or saying it's right, just pointing out that whatever he did, it worked. Tennessee had no basketball tradition whatsoever.
     
  15. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Tressel must be crapping himself.
     
  16. Mick Ronson

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    not really true. like i said, Jerry Green had some good teams. won 20 games 4 straight years, 4 NCAA's....one Sweet 16. "none whatsoever" is not factually correct. wiki says they've been to 18 NCAA's, 7 of those before the 64 team field. not counting Pearl's recent success, UT has 12 NCAA's since 1976 with 3 Sweet 16's.

    UT is a football school, but they've decent with some pretty high watermarks of success. not like Bill Snyder at KSU or something. nothing personal, that just didn't sound right to me so i looked it up.
     
  17. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Fair enough. I can't ever recall Tennessee being any good at basketball, so I didn't bother to look into their history too closely.
     
  18. aik

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    So does Pearl land on his feet at NC State? Or, barring that plus a Mike Anderson snub, Arkansas?
     
  19. Junction

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    Or Oklahoma?
     
  20. Darth Snow

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    no way pearl goes to Arky. To high profile a program to reach into the cesspool that is Pearl.
     
  21. dyemeduke

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    I don't think Pearl will get hired for next season, because it's too soon after the scandal.

    I like Pearl - he's sort of a bumbling idiot in my opinion, but the guy can coach. I don't think he's malicious or conniving - he just makes dumb decisions and doesn't necessarily have a whole lot of regard for the NCAA (which I sort of understand). Calipari on the under hand I consider to be malicious and conniving, and I love how him and Cal hate each other.

    Hopefully Bruce Pearl learns from his mistakes, and in his next gig, he does it right.
     
  22. BehindEnemyLines

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    Maybe, but just for comparison......

    Tressel's plebes committed infractions that he knew about and didn't report, and then lied about (he's also guilty of a lame excuse, but I'm not sure that's punishable).

    Pearl committed infractions, didn't report them, and then lied about them.


    BP seems to be the bigger offender of the two, imo.
     
  23. CUFan

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    If Martin jumps ship, KSU will hire him.
     
  24. CarolinaBuff

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    On the radio today they are saying that NC State should take a serious look at Pearl, but I agree with dymeduke that it's too soon after that mess for any major program to hire him.
     
  25. sackman

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    He'd be a great fit at KSU. Good call.
     
  26. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Wow. First they hire a thug.


    Now, you think they should hire a liar.




    What's next? A thief?
     
  27. Idot Buff

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    Where is Martin going?
     
  28. buffsyko

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    You'd think so but Gene Smith is his pimp and he's going nowhere.
     
  29. buffsyko

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    Anger Management...
     
  30. Idot Buff

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    He is hilarious to watch in person at a game.......pure comedy. But why any of his players choose to play for him is unbelievable...
     

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