Pearl makes it official: He's engaged

SEVIERVILLE — UT men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl stole the show during the first of three Big Orange Caravan stops Monday with a surprise announcement.

Ending his comments during a breakfast with UT alumni at River Plantation RV Center, Pearl said he is committed to being the men’s basketball coach at Tennessee for a long time. Then Pearl revealed another commitment when he introduced the crowd to his new fiancee, Brandy Miller, a native of Sevierville who attended the breakfast with Pearl.

“If you think I’m leaving that for Memphis, you’re crazy,” said Pearl, whose name was linked to the school’s opening after John Calipari left to become the coach at Kentucky.

Pearl said he proposed last week, although the couple has yet to set a date for their wedding.

“It all revolves around recruiting and scheduling, but I’m very blessed and very fortunate,” Pearl said.

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rockytop#413695 writes:

Hope this marriage works out! I may be in the same boat before long.

Minister_of_Defense writes:

I too just got engaged.

uwishuwereassmartasme (Inactive) writes:

BP is probably in for another math lesson...what is half of half...

scott_m99 writes:

Here is a picture of Bruce and Brandy standing with Pat Summitt...

http://videos.bradenton.com/vmix_host...

b_neas writes:

I have a feeling she is a trophy wife that is only in it for herself.

ctownvol writes:

in response to Minister_of_Defense:

I too just got engaged.

DON'T DO IT!

ctownvol writes:

in response to Paladin0711:

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I feel your pain. I'm 0 for 2 as well.

shoalcreekvol writes:

in response to rockytop#413695:

Hope this marriage works out! I may be in the same boat before long.

Multi-millionaire with a hot fiance half your age?

You hope you're in that boat...

b_neas writes:

in response to shoalcreekvol:

Multi-millionaire with a hot fiance half your age?

You hope you're in that boat...

half his age? How old is she? I mena she looks younger than him but look to me to be at least early 30s.....course maybe she has not took good care of herself....ya know rode hard and put up wet as they say in East Tenn

ctownvol writes:

in response to shoalcreekvol:

Multi-millionaire with a hot fiance half your age?

You hope you're in that boat...

I'll take a seat in that boat! It's better than the sinking jon boat I'm in now!

Ironcity writes:

Congratulations coach!

b_neas writes:

Hey one thing they have in common is skin that looks like leather, lol.....they like the sun!!!

RoadTrip writes:

With Brandy and Layla I see a new Vol promotion coming - UT coach calendar girls.

volhome#407234 writes:

Coach P was hilarious, and could have a career on the stage if he gives up coaching. Kudos to the crew for a great stop this morning.
Oh, and Coach Kiffin, take a breath, I was exhausted just listening. If listening to you is how the drills are running, we have no fear of running out of gas late in the games. He's a mile a minute.

RoadTrip writes:

Was at this one as well. CLK is trying to hard to impress, there is not doubt he knows his stuff and will do well. Looking forward to when he relaxes some like CBP. When he does he will own the Volnation because he has a really good sense of humor when you get to know him and he lets his guard down.

Third time I have heard CBP - he gets funnier every time. No doubt he is proud of Brandy!

hoofhearted writes:

Can't marry your daughter in the state of Tennessee.

givehim6 writes:

New contract, new wife. Good luck CBP.

woody45#537767 writes:

in response to scott_m99:

Here is a picture of Bruce and Brandy standing with Pat Summitt...

http://videos.bradenton.com/vmix_host...

You know you're in the money when you can get your own "Hooter's lookalike" to come and live with you.

bobbarbilly writes:

in response to shoalcreekvol:

Multi-millionaire with a hot fiance half your age?

You hope you're in that boat...

I hit a home run my first time at the plate and money was a factor.
She had twelve hundred dollars banked and I had what my next paycheck would bring.

golfballs03 writes:

in response to BloggerFormerlyKnownAs_SLIMJIM85VOLS:

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Pre-nup

lil_johnny writes:

Afetr the wedding I wonder if she will open a nail salon and call it "Sugar Daddy's"

TommyJack writes:

I'm betting that BP is now well versed in the practability of a PRE-NUP.

Red_October writes:

in response to scott_m99:

Here is a picture of Bruce and Brandy standing with Pat Summitt...

http://videos.bradenton.com/vmix_host...

No wonder he's smiling!!

TommyJack writes:

in response to TarHeelsRule:

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Don't really get why you're here. Pretty sure that 99% of the posters here are not interested in The University of New Jersey at Chapel Hill.

NO_DIGGITY writes:

in response to TarHeelsRule:

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Isn't a scool something you Tar Heels put between your cheek and gum?

hdrjar#669348 writes:

marriage is grand; divorce is 100 grand!!!

burpee_von_rotweiler_IV writes:

Maybe the bride to be can get her wedding hairdo and prep at the Alimony Salon.

b_neas writes:

Off the subject.....yeah go ahead and go to KY Mr. Wall, coach Cal knows exactly how to deal with players like you..he had plenty at Memphis....he lets them do whatever they want......I'm sure KY fans would not care either, so long as they start winning again......how morals and standards change when a team starts to lose!!!

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketba...

give_him_6 writes:

in response to scott_m99:

Here is a picture of Bruce and Brandy standing with Pat Summitt...

http://videos.bradenton.com/vmix_host...

Oh man...I WANT ONE!!!!!

burpee_von_rotweiler_IV writes:

in response to scott_m99:

Here is a picture of Bruce and Brandy standing with Pat Summitt...

http://videos.bradenton.com/vmix_host...

Nice pair of basketballs--coaches, that is.

ctownvol writes:

in response to woody45#537767:

You know you're in the money when you can get your own "Hooter's lookalike" to come and live with you.

Speaking from first-hand experience the last thing you want to do is marry a Hooters girl. Do you know what the difference is between Hooters and Hookers? One letter, and that ain't much. My Hooters marriage lasted almost 11 months.

golfballs03 writes:

in response to b_neas:

Off the subject.....yeah go ahead and go to KY Mr. Wall, coach Cal knows exactly how to deal with players like you..he had plenty at Memphis....he lets them do whatever they want......I'm sure KY fans would not care either, so long as they start winning again......how morals and standards change when a team starts to lose!!!

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketba...

mr. drive-by, tyreke evans?

gbeejr#1354500 writes:

Now I know why BP didn't appear to coach this past season with as much "energy" as previously. A prenuptial would seem wise, but she's probably too smart for that. My guess is BP thinks he has found true love and she on the other hand is probably reading that bank statement from right to left. Wonder what the kids think of their "new mom" and how this might effect their inheritence? In TN it's 50/50.

eric422#295829 writes:

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b_neas writes:

in response to VolDog25:

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Uh....last i checked i did not say anything about winning head to head vs KY.....winning is the overall record of a team, and KY has been worse than UT since CBP arrived.....you think KY loves that they beat Pearl head to head or that it kills them they did not make the NCAA tourney last year not to mention UT has finished ahead of them in the SEC standings the last 4 years??? YOU should think before you speak.

GreerVol22 writes:

in response to b_neas:

I have a feeling she is a trophy wife that is only in it for herself.

exactly. they both know it so what's the problem?

AmpTrap (Inactive) writes:

Wow, alimony plus one that looks like that. He must be a basketball coach or something.

thevoice writes:

in response to ctownvol:

I'll take a seat in that boat! It's better than the sinking jon boat I'm in now!

Good one! Got my deep laughter for the day.

ANGRYWOLF writes:

in response to biggestutfan:

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Yup...

A blessing ..sadly we don't all have those blessings...

suPEARLman writes:

Grats Bruce!

panties4tebow writes:

At least we know CBP will not buy her any teblow panties!

GO VOLS!

TommyJack writes:

in response to eric422#295829:

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Tasteless.

knoxnewsuser writes:

In the words of Mr. West....."We want prenup, we want prenup!"

murrayvol writes:

in response to golfballs03:

Pre-nup

Well said golfballs. :)

jms writes:

Now that they've run this story I guess we have to hear about his ex-wife's stupid salon again. KNS, please don't waste any more time on this vindictive woman. She does not deserve the attention.

murrayvol writes:

in response to hdrjar#669348:

marriage is grand; divorce is 100 grand!!!

100 good reasons not to get one.

murrayvol writes:

in response to TarHeelsRule:

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TarHeels drool. Get lost.

murrayvol writes:

in response to BobbeaVol:

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Here we go. Naffy the Staphy. Same old schtick. Get some new writers jack*ss.

Snapshot writes:

in response to BobbeaVol:

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What is your problem with Dane Bradshaw?? We need more players with his hustle and desire!

b_neas writes:

in response to Snapshot:

What is your problem with Dane Bradshaw?? We need more players with his hustle and desire!

i could not agree more

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