Adams: Bruce Pearl puts Mike Hamilton on the spot

John Adams
University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl expresses remorse Friday during a news conference for giving “misleading information” to the NCAA. UT will cut Pearl’s salary by $1.5 million over the next five years, and a $500,000 retention bonus he was due to receive in 2012 will be deferred until 2015.

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University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl expresses remorse Friday during a news conference for giving “misleading information” to the NCAA. UT will cut Pearl’s salary by $1.5 million over the next five years, and a $500,000 retention bonus he was due to receive in 2012 will be deferred until 2015.

Athletic director, chancellor address NCAA investigation

Bruce Pearl comments on NCAA investigation

Until Friday, Mike Hamilton's crowning achievement as Tennessee's athletic director was the hiring of Bruce Pearl. In layman's terms, Hamilton was the guy who hired the guy who saved UT basketball.

Now, he's also the guy who hired the guy who lied to the NCAA.

Pearl will lose $1.5 million in salary over the next five years as part of UT's sanctions against its own basketball program. But Hamilton will lose, too.

Profit margin isn't the bottom line for an athletic director. Neither is fundraising. No matter how adept an athletic director is at making or raising money, he's ultimately judged on personnel decisions.

And Pearl has always been the counter-argument to any criticism of Hamilton's personnel decisions.

You didn't agree with his firing of basketball coach Buzz Peterson or football coach Phillip Fulmer? Yeah, but he hired Bruce Pearl.

You didn't agree with his hiring of football coach Lane Kiffin or Derek Dooley? Yeah, but he hired Bruce Pearl.

Hamilton might have taken away your football seats or priced you out of the ticket-buying market. But he hired Bruce Pearl.

UT football has lost 13 games and two head coaches in two years. Both football and basketball are under NCAA investigation. The baseball program is a mess. And all of that is on Hamilton's watch.

Yeah, but he hired . . .

Sorry. But that doesn't work anymore.

Pearl did the impossible with UT basketball. He also did the unthinkable. He lied to the NCAA when questioned about potential violations involving phone contact with recruits.

You just don't lie to the NCAA. Pearl is lucky he didn't get fired because of it.

"I've learned some valuable lessons," Pearl said Friday. "After I provided false and misleading information, I subsequently went back and corrected the record. I learned that it's not OK to tell the truth most of the time, but that you have to tell the truth all the time."

He just learned that? Wow. That's stunning stuff from a coach as savvy as Pearl, who routinely thinks on his feet faster and speaks more eloquently at the drop of a question than the most seasoned politicians.

Here's another stunner: multi-million-dollar mistakes aside, UT basketball is still better off with Pearl than without him, which speaks more to the pre-Pearl status of the program.

You didn't catch NCAA investigators sniffing around Peterson's UT program. Who's to say they even realized UT had a basketball program back then?

Pearl has buried memories of that program with a fast-break rebuilding job that hasn't slowed down for five years. He has taken the Vols to five consecutive NCAA tournaments and to within a few agonizing seconds of the Final Four. He has beaten No. 1-ranked teams and been ranked No. 1. He has painted himself orange and endeared himself to UT men's basketball fans like no coach since Ray Mears.

Now, one incredible turnaround has been followed by another.

When you woke up Friday morning, you thought UT's football program was the one in the NCAA crosshairs. You also thought Lane Kiffin was the UT-connected coach on the NCAA hit list.

Kiffin, who left UT for the head-coaching job at Southern California in January, might have amassed secondary violations at a dizzying pace. Yet none of those violations match Pearl's.

Can UT basketball bounce back from this? It depends on how high of a bounce you have in mind.

As part of UT's self-imposed restrictions, Pearl won't be able to recruit off-campus for a year, and his assistant coaches will be limited as well. There's also the possibility the NCAA could add more sanctions.

Even the harshest scenario wouldn't reduce UT basketball to what it was before Pearl. But you have to question whether Pearl's Vols will again reach the Elite Eight heights of last March.

You also have to wonder if his boss will be the athletic director at the end of the school year.

Hamilton made the right decision in firing Fulmer, but he lost some support nonetheless. He lost more support when Kiffin bolted for USC, even though virtually no one could have anticipated the circumstances. And he gave his most zealous critics a downtrodden baseball program to throw in his face.

In defense of the guy who hired Bruce Pearl, the department is in the black and the new bricks at Neyland Stadium look great.

John Adams may be reached at 865-342-6284 or adamsj@knoxnews.com.

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BillsBrother writes:

The renovated stadium and arena look great. Too bad our teams are tarnished.

Well, we still have Pat!

ruffbunch#253882 writes:

Don't approve of what he did. Do approve of how he is handling it.

VOLKING writes:

in response to CatScratchFever:

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Hello pot, meet kettle. As soon as the Cats get a football program, they'll be under investigation as well. What comes around goes around. And I thought you were a decent guy.

thebadsamaritan writes:

...dang! I'm a Memphis grad and even I consider this article harsh. John Adams just spanked everyone.

rclarkvols#224537 writes:

in response to CatScratchFever:

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This from a fan of the dirtest program in Ncaa history. Good thing Fed-Ex envelopes are secure.
What did Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton have in common with Bluetarski from the movie animal house? Zero point zero grade point averages. And don't buy tickets from ex-UK players. It's a scam.

nola_vol writes:

I'm not sure I'd TRUST anyone who'd admit they wanted Hamilton's job right now.

DannyVol writes:

I've harshly criticized Adams no less than 100 times in the past few years, calling into question his skill, agenda, perspective, and occasionally even his manhood. Unfortunately, he's dead-on with this column. So, giving the devil his due: Nice work, Adams. Yes, that stung a bit.

I was never comfortable with the Pearl hire and knew Kiffin was going to be a train wreck, especially when Coach O showed up. Maybe I spend too much time reading about sports, but I knew before those hires that Pearl had pulled some pretty bad shenanigans at Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Kiffin was (allegedly) directly involved in some extremely shady deals with a score of USC players. If UT fans like me smelled a rat by simply scouring the internet for information, what did Hamilton know for a fact?

Yes, the program was trending downward at the end of Dickey's tenure, but it was still in relatively good shape. However, Hamilton's tenure has been nothing but one epic mistake after another and his only success, the hiring of Pearl, has turned out to be fool's gold. It's time for the obvious. Let the endless listing of candidates begin.

BigBadVol writes:

in response to CatScratchFever:

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Cat I can't believe you would even jump into this discussion. You have a coach that has put two schools on probation. Unbelievable!

DannyVol writes:

in response to CatScratchFever:

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Dude, John Calipari makes Jerry Tarkanian look like he has the integrity of John Wooden. Everywhere Cal goes, the program turns into a halfway house and for three years he was the only coach on the NCAA's double-secret "watch list." Add to the fact that he has been stripped of everything he's won (UMass, Memphis) and failed to win with the best players money could buy (KY)and what do you have? A ticking timebomb right in the middle of your program.

At Memphis, it was (allegedly) the norm for people known to have direct and indirect ties to organized crime to be center-court in the first three rows. Before it's said and done, your beloved program might just get the death penalty because it hired a guy the NCAA hates who can't play it straight for a freaking second. Kentucky knowingly hired a thug as their coach. When the NCAA comes to Lexington, they're going to come with both barrels loaded.

chbradshaw writes:

The new additions to "Top 5 Most Embarrassing Days in UT Sports History" seem to come around every couple of months these days.

volsfan74 writes:

Was what Bruce did wrong? Yes! Did he admit it? Yes! Did he ask forgiveness? Yes! Did he seem sincere? Absolutely! We need to forgive and move on, he loves The University of Tennessee, he's done A LOT more good than bad. We need to treat this as an isolated situation and move on.
Do I think Hamilton is on the hot seat? Yes, as I said on another post, probably the one thing saving his job is we currently do not have a President, when we get one I think Hamilton is gone.

mbushnell writes:

I think it's about time we all appreciate Pat Summitt a lot more than we do. She is the one source of light in the UT athletic department. Give her that $1.5 million that they won't be giving to Bruce.

TKO writes:

embarrassing

DownTheField writes:

Someone needs to be handed a pink slip, but it's not Bruce and it's not Mike.

John Adams you are a bottom dweller in sports "journalism." If anyone can sympathize with Mike Hamilton, it's you: more people by far want YOU out of our town.

In a pitiful effort to provide an objective point of view (an impossible task) you try too hard- you simply choose items to take a counterpoint stance on that you know will draw heat in order to appear unbiased. Ironically, in this way, you are the most biased.

Knoxville doesn't want your brand. We actually wouldn't mind a biased reporter who knows that they are biased and gives us what we deserve: positive spins on our beloved team. You, on the other hand, think there is such a thing as neutral and so attempt to appear that way by negative bias. Oh, then in a pitiful clean-up effort you publish a couple of positive items regarding silly things- things that even our heated rivals could write about positively.

Please find another job. Or, KNS, if you care about your customers send JA on his way. We don't like what he cooks and we need something good right now more than ever.

volfan2002 writes:

Ok Bruce Pearl told a lie, but he did correct it and that is reason to believe he is a good man and this will never happen again. Most of us have lied about something that we wish we hadn't at some time in our lives. We should be able to forgive him his one mistake and move on. I think he learned a valuable lesson and it is never to late for anyone to do that.

CB4VOLZ writes:

in response to listentothemusic:

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you are a pathetic loser.... end of story

Mule_Days_King writes:

in response to listentothemusic:

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I was with you until your idiocy returned with the death penalty comment.
If you think this is worthy of the death penalty then you are brain-damaged.

burpee_von_rotweiler_IV writes:

in response to mbushnell:

I think it's about time we all appreciate Pat Summitt a lot more than we do. She is the one source of light in the UT athletic department. Give her that $1.5 million that they won't be giving to Bruce.

Concur! And make her the AD over men's and women's programs.

1vavolfan writes:

in response to CatScratchFever:

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Been reading your comments for years and this shows you are just your typical Kentucky fan.

First, it says something about how pathetic your life must be when you spend time on rivals schools websites. Of all of the programs in the history of the NCAA Kentucky basketball is the dirtiest of all, going all the way back to that sheet wearing old goat Adolph Rupp.CBP lied about phone calls, Calipari paid Eric Bledsoe's apartment rent while he was a senior in high school, which seems dirtier to you?

I know there is little to do in Kentucky in September, but please at least don't rear your ugly head until NOvember.

rocky_topper writes:

On the up-side, at least basketball tickets will be easier to come by now as TBA will be less-crowded. Wooohoooo!

zqvol writes:

in response to AF1A4:

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If only the NCAA thought this way. Case is far from closed, it just opened. The real question is how long is probation and how many scholarships are taken, with a second thought being is CBP suspended from coaching for a period of time as allowed by NCAA rules. This is a very dark area. I don't know that I have ever heard of a coach admitting intentionally misleading the NCAA.

Mule_Days_King writes:

Look, this is Hammy's ship. He is the Captain. The NCAA does not like athletic depts that can't control their employees.
I said previously that I wasn't on the "get rid of Hamilton" bandwagon. That was before the Pearl stuff. HE KNEW THAT BRUCE LIED TO THE NCAA AND DIDN'T IMMEDIATELY TELL THEM.
Bruce told him that he lied. It wasn't Bruce's job to tell the NCAA that he lied. It was Hamilton's. As soon as Pearl walked out of Hamilton's office, Mike should have been on the phone with the NCAA. He tried to play it off and hope that the NCAA didn't find out.

It's great that the stadium has been upgraded. It's great that there have been major renovations to various sports' facilities. That is fine but having an AD that primarily concerned about the next "project" is not what we need. We need an AD that puts the well-being and COMPLIANCE of the departments under him ahead of those "projects".
Hamilton punished Pearl as he should have. That's his job. Pearl works for him. Now who holds Hamilton accountable? We do. Fire Hamilton now and then hire a FULL-TIME university president.

Sorry for the rant. My wife has told me since yesterday afternoon to calm down.

One last thing:
Today is 9-11. Remember those who were lost and those who are still on the front lines of defending this country.

Never forget. God Bless America.

tnsportsman writes:

in response to AF1A4:

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AMEN AF1A4! BRUUUUUCE!

Anything that joke the NCAA does is ALWAYS suspect in my mind, regardless of which University it's at!

FREE COLLEGE SPORTS University Presidents or reap the NO MONEY from a lot of Donors Nationwide!

GO VOLS, WE ARE UT!

KevDVol writes:

Hamilton's Legacy:

Nice sports buildings that many fans can't afford to enter. NCAA investigations of our basketball and football programs. A baseball program's transition from World Series appearances to not even making it into the SEC tournament.

Also, I heard that hiring Bruce Pearl was Ernie Grunfeld's idea. But, all will be forgiven, if we beat Oregon today!

CRFVols writes:

Fire Hamilton......Fulmer for AD.

bitblaze writes:

I am a UK fan but know better than to throw stones when someone is down. As is any other fan of lets say, most NCAA schools that are competitive. It is all about the money!!

Mule_Days_King writes:

in response to NadaVol:

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Somehow I knew you would respond first BOK.
Pearl has been on your hitlist since day one. It's Hamilton that has been the problem.

Get a new schtick.

8ball writes:

in response to 1vavolfan:

Been reading your comments for years and this shows you are just your typical Kentucky fan.

First, it says something about how pathetic your life must be when you spend time on rivals schools websites. Of all of the programs in the history of the NCAA Kentucky basketball is the dirtiest of all, going all the way back to that sheet wearing old goat Adolph Rupp.CBP lied about phone calls, Calipari paid Eric Bledsoe's apartment rent while he was a senior in high school, which seems dirtier to you?

I know there is little to do in Kentucky in September, but please at least don't rear your ugly head until NOvember.

ditto..ditto at least until Vols beat kittens in basketball..

Mule_Days_King writes:

in response to NadaVol:

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Pearl made a mole hill into a mountain. What he should have done is say "Yes we used those phones. We accept full responsibility for doing so."

The smarmy Hamilton tried to cover it up. Period.
HE is the one that needs to go.

OrangePride writes:

You know, I don't know how many times this scenario has to play out before good folks come to understand it, BUT the "cover-up" ALWAYS becomes a bigger issue than the original charged offenses. Happening with Bruce Pearl, happened with Martha Stewart (although that was just a witch hunt), and how many others. It's unfortunate and a BIG mistake. But in the end I'm still a Pearl guy and we will get by it. GO VOLS.

chl1958 writes:

Bruce Pearl is not invincible. I suspect the established Bluebloods of basketball aristocracy are feeling the heat from Bruce's success and are subtly reprimanding him for turning in some super cheats in the past. Bruce is now taking the heat.Remember,it's a mighty thin board that doesen't have two sides!

newvolfan writes:

UT will have a new AD real soon and her name will be Pat Summitt.

lknvol writes:

Hamilton has got to go!!! Peterson may have needed to go, but Hamilton botched the process. Fulmer may have needed to go as well, but Hamilton butchered that process as well. He embarrassed the university and a coach who had given his life to the university, as well as won a national championship, and will go down in history as one of our best. Hamilton stripped the whole process of the dignity that should have been afforded Fulmer. He had certainly earned much better than the chop job Hamilton did on him.

To Hamilton, everything relates to the bottom line. No ethics, no morals, nothing else. If we can make one more buck, let's do it.

Tennessee is now a laughingstock and punch line nationally. Fans mean nothing to him other than a $ sign. He buys out good opponents and replaces them with Buffalo because he can make a little extra money. And then announces to the world that it is because they are too tough for us. No matter that the fans are now getting a substandard product for premium prices. This strategy is already starting to show cracks. Once the big corp. donors can;'t give away tickets because of watered down scehdules, they will stop buying. Then we will have more years when there are still Florida tickets available two weeks before the game (when has that happened in the past. Needless to say, we wouldn't be playing Florida and alabama if not for our membership in the conference. Too tough for us in Hamilton's view. It will continue to get worse until he leaves. He's probably working on a buy-out with NC State as we speak.

It all starts at the top. Mikie is too busy chasing the next dollar to provide any ethical leadership or oversight to the program. He is a total embarrassment to the Athletic Department and the University.

I don't even want to get started on what he's done to the baseball program. Another stellar personnel decision for Mikie. My only hope is that his departure is handled with the same dignity and sensitivity with which he handled Fulmer's.

hcjournals#206623 writes:

To err is human.....To forgive is divine.......We are all fallible. Coach Pearl temporarily became bigger than the game. He self corrected, brought his mistake to light and owned up to it. He'll be a better person for it and we will have a stronger program. And he will be more loyal than ever. He just needs to stop reading the press clippings a little bit when we are on a roll. We all have egos. This one almost cost us everything. Straight and narrow. And Pat will help him through this. Who knows....She may have even ripped him a new one over this. Now would be a good time for her to spread her substantial wings over Vol nation. We and Coach Pearl need her blessings right about now. Thank God we now know how how to take showers....Hehehehehehe....Just kidding.....Now I need to be reprimanded....

dtennessee#235123 writes:

Hamilton has to go and if our basketball coach is a cheater and a liar then fire him as well. Maybe the school can finally hire a president to run the institution instead of having a rogue, out of control athletic department. As an alumnus of UT, I am embarressed that the athletic facilities are first rate and the rest fo the campus looks likes a decaying city.
I'd rather loose than win by cheating and so would most of the reals Vols I know.

dwolfcreek#397971 writes:

WHAT ARE RULES ? THEY ARE THING YOU BREAK . IT IS WRONG ONLY WHEN YOU GET CAUGHT .

Pullingguard writes:

Have to agree that Hamilton is in tough situation presently. One has to ask; why would all this be announced on Friday before a big football game with Oregon, why not wait until Monday? Did Hamilton win points doing this? Doubt it!! Second point... The penalties dished out seemed pretty harsh... Huge $$$$$ cuts, to both both Pearl and staff, and my question is, was the entire staff involved in the calls and lying to NCAA.. Restricted recruiting also, whend added up is harsh.. Question has to be..Is Hamilton trying to preserve his job by acting so quick and so harsh and would the NCAA penalty have been as harsh or just what would one suppose the NCAA penalty have been.. Seems like Hamilton wants to take action and just hope the NCAA says that enough, and goes away...Even tho in my opinion Hamilton went overboard on this.

Classof72 writes:

Sure, Hamilton may have driven the program into the ditch, but he's given the Vols something special. Remember, he's responsible for approving the black jerseys. Now we know what the black jerseys stand for. Remember the Chicago 'Black Sox' scandal? Hamilton's given us the 'Orange and Black' scandals. We now have a new team color that stands for something. It's just not something good.

imw8n4u writes:

Anyone who thinks Bruce will actually pay that $1.5M is nuts. This is a guy that gets a new deal every year regardless of how many years are left on his current contract. As long as he is winning, the same will hold true and that $1.5M will get absorbed into a maze of 25% raises, negating the 20% reduction.

Ironcity writes:

in response to DannyVol:

Dude, John Calipari makes Jerry Tarkanian look like he has the integrity of John Wooden. Everywhere Cal goes, the program turns into a halfway house and for three years he was the only coach on the NCAA's double-secret "watch list." Add to the fact that he has been stripped of everything he's won (UMass, Memphis) and failed to win with the best players money could buy (KY)and what do you have? A ticking timebomb right in the middle of your program.

At Memphis, it was (allegedly) the norm for people known to have direct and indirect ties to organized crime to be center-court in the first three rows. Before it's said and done, your beloved program might just get the death penalty because it hired a guy the NCAA hates who can't play it straight for a freaking second. Kentucky knowingly hired a thug as their coach. When the NCAA comes to Lexington, they're going to come with both barrels loaded.

Just so you know Danny, coach Wooden was a known cheater. Back then it was real easy to get a way with it. Each coach takes its as far as they can go.

SoFlaVol writes:

in response to imw8n4u:

Anyone who thinks Bruce will actually pay that $1.5M is nuts. This is a guy that gets a new deal every year regardless of how many years are left on his current contract. As long as he is winning, the same will hold true and that $1.5M will get absorbed into a maze of 25% raises, negating the 20% reduction.

Finally someone sees through this "punishment". Exactly my thoughts as I was reading the "punishment" of salary cuts. If Pearl takes this year's team to the final four, he will have a new contract just as if nothing had happened. Salary cuts today are easily reversed when everything dies down.

nicknack1 writes:

And how many of these coaches never lie? I bet they all do some point. I still like Bruce alot. He's human, just like everyone else, and he's gonna make mistakes.

shulessjo writes:

simple: don't shoot the messenger.

The facts are what they are. You don't lie. If you do - get ready and pay the price - tears don't cut it.

As Vols fans, we are all discouraged. I feel like I am sick at sea. I feel better for a minute and the sea kicks up again and I'm sicker than before. Please... get me to shore.

pinevol writes:

The firing of Fulmer will always be right in your articles Adams because you campaigned so hard for it. One thing is for sure- I have never seen seen a media member sitting at the podium with tears in their eyes apologizing for sensationalism or inaccuracy. Hamilton is just your new Phil.

ALL_VOL75 writes:

in response to lknvol:

Hamilton has got to go!!! Peterson may have needed to go, but Hamilton botched the process. Fulmer may have needed to go as well, but Hamilton butchered that process as well. He embarrassed the university and a coach who had given his life to the university, as well as won a national championship, and will go down in history as one of our best. Hamilton stripped the whole process of the dignity that should have been afforded Fulmer. He had certainly earned much better than the chop job Hamilton did on him.

To Hamilton, everything relates to the bottom line. No ethics, no morals, nothing else. If we can make one more buck, let's do it.

Tennessee is now a laughingstock and punch line nationally. Fans mean nothing to him other than a $ sign. He buys out good opponents and replaces them with Buffalo because he can make a little extra money. And then announces to the world that it is because they are too tough for us. No matter that the fans are now getting a substandard product for premium prices. This strategy is already starting to show cracks. Once the big corp. donors can;'t give away tickets because of watered down scehdules, they will stop buying. Then we will have more years when there are still Florida tickets available two weeks before the game (when has that happened in the past. Needless to say, we wouldn't be playing Florida and alabama if not for our membership in the conference. Too tough for us in Hamilton's view. It will continue to get worse until he leaves. He's probably working on a buy-out with NC State as we speak.

It all starts at the top. Mikie is too busy chasing the next dollar to provide any ethical leadership or oversight to the program. He is a total embarrassment to the Athletic Department and the University.

I don't even want to get started on what he's done to the baseball program. Another stellar personnel decision for Mikie. My only hope is that his departure is handled with the same dignity and sensitivity with which he handled Fulmer's.

best post I've read in years.

jarvol writes:

The lies and coverup are always worse than the crime aren't they Richard Nixon?

UT is way past due in hiring a competent president who will rightfully fire Hamilton and hire Charles Davis as AD.

RoadTrip writes:

This may not go over well with some of you, however, for one I am glad the NCAA is cracking down on us and the rest of the SEC. They just do not need to leave the rest of the D-1 cheaters out. I agree that some of the rules are archaic or poorly thought out, however, that does not mean you throw all of the rules and penalties out because some are messed up.

I have been all Big Orange for over 50 years. Our Vol men's athletic programs have been up and down during the period and we have experienced just as many off field issues and NCAA infractions as the majority of top D-1 schools have. The common denominator through the period was a constant drive to be the biggest and best at everything, regardless of the consequences. The hunger for the dollars in the athletic department has been amazing. So much so that that the donation and ticket prices have gotten out of hand. Now we have empty seats in football, which are also smaller than the average person's tail end to start with. Next will be basketball due to the tarnishing of the program. Baseball has become a bad joke. At the root of it all is this hunger for pride and money that has driven Dickey and now, Hamilton, into doing things that are not right for the university, the students and athletes, or for the fans.

Time to turn back the clock to an age of strong character and integrity at all costs. Pat Summit has successfully done it for decades. I believe Derek Dooley wants to do it if he doesn't wilt from the pressure. Bruce is out on a limb - what he does from here will determine his fate. However, the problem that still needs addressed is in the executive offices of the university and lies in the hands of the Trustees. Are they willing to change the status quo and do what is right?

The goose that laid the golden egg is on life support...

holysmoke writes:

Sure it is serious--because lying is a character issue. But I can't imagine anyone getting wound so tight about a kid's game!!!

VolunteerLifer writes:

"You also have to wonder if his boss will be the athletic director at the end of the school year."

Bruce Pearl hasn't put Hamilton on the spot. Hamilton has put Hamilton on the spot. The lack of institutional control is obvious, both here and in Kiffin's football program. It's Hamilton's job to make sure this stuff doesn't happen, to keep a constant eye on these coaches. He is obviously a failure at that. These guys make to much money to let this stuff pass. They must be held accountable.

sampears writes:

in response to thebadsamaritan:

...dang! I'm a Memphis grad and even I consider this article harsh. John Adams just spanked everyone.

He needs to go home and spank himself....wait that didn't come out right...: /

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