Pearl was facing possible 'show cause' punishment

Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl walks back to the locker room after the Vols 75-45 loss to Michigan during the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on March 18.

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Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl walks back to the locker room after the Vols 75-45 loss to Michigan during the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on March 18.

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Before the University of Tennessee fired men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl on Monday, it was headed down a largely unprecedented path toward a June meeting with the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

Now, after parting ways with the popular Pearl, the UT athletic department is like almost every school that has stared down major violations and an appointment with the NCAA's punishment arm: Unattached to the person or people who got it there in the first place.

UT confirmed Pearl and his staff's dismissal late Monday, and also revealed that Pearl committed a new NCAA violation this month.

"The cumulative effect of the evolution of the investigation combined with a number of more recent non-NCAA-related incidents have led to a belief that this staff cannot be viable at Tennessee in the future," UT athletic director Mike Hamilton said in a statement. "Therefore, it is in the best interests of our institution to move in a different direction."

Pearl will receive his monthly salary rate of $109,599.40 through June 30 and will also receive $50,000 per month for 12 months starting July 1. UT will also pay Pearl's health insurance costs. The total amount UT will pay Pearl will be $948,728. His three assistant coaches will be paid through July 2011.

Monday marked the end of Pearl's six-year run with the Vols, but he and UT are far from the finish line when it pertains to what punishments and sanctions will come as a result of a 22-month NCAA investigation.

Pearl, who is linked to 10 major violations with the men's program, including a charge of unethical conduct, would be the rare exception if he escapes the NCAA investigation, which has hovered over the program for the past two years, without a show-cause penalty. Nineteen of the past 20 coaches or administrators who have been charged with unethical conduct have received at least a two-year show-cause penalty, one of the NCAA's strongest methods of punishment in its enforcement arsenal.

If Pearl receives a show-cause penalty, he will be hindered in his pursuit of another NCAA coaching job. If a university wanted to hire Pearl, it would have to "show cause" to the NCAA for its decision and would likely have to inherit the sanctions and restrictions levied against him.

Of the past 35 NCAA infractions cases that resulted in a former coach or administrator receiving a show-cause penalty, only one - a Division II cross-country coach - retained his or her original job, according to a News Sentinel search of the NCAA's legislative services database. In fact, the person or people at fault in those cases were already "former coaches" or "former administrators" before their respective institutions either met with the NCAA Committee on Infractions or settled with a summary disposition.

"If you stand by your man, then you do risk the potential for further institutional penalties or institutional restrictions that you might otherwise not face had the individual been released or moved on to a different institution," said Mike Ermert, a Birmingham, Ala., based attorney who represented the University of Alabama in a 1994 case against the NCAA.

"That's why you've seen in cases over the years where institutions have let coaches go or have let administrators go as part of a self-imposed penalty."

Pearl's firing was simply the latest self-imposed penalty UT enacted since September, when news broke that Pearl had misled NCAA investigators in a June interview. Pearl's contract was terminated, his salary was reduced by $1.5 million over the next five seasons and he was banned from off-campus recruiting for a year, effective Sept. 24, 2010. Two months later, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive suspended Pearl for eight of 16 conference games.

The latest action by UT was obviously the most severe, but it's uncertain what sort of effect it will have on the punishments and sanctions the university could receive after its June 10-11 hearing with the NCAA Committee on Infractions in Indianapolis.

"The fact that you've got this intentional violation, then subsequent violations and you have continued employment of the coach certainly is an issue the enforcement staff and infractions committee would have potentially dealt with more harshly absent of the dismissal of the coach," Ermert said. "But I don't think this is a get-out-of-jail free card by any stretch."

The Committee on Infractions is a 10-member panel that features athletic administrators, attorneys and league commissioners from across the country and delivers the final verdict on major NCAA infractions cases. It is a separate, distinct entity from the NCAA enforcement committee, with whom UT's compliance staff has been in constant contact since the beginning of the investigation and more so between the time UT received a Letter of Inquiry in September and when the NCAA's Notice of Allegations landed in its mailbox last month.

According to NCAA bylaws 32.8.8 and 32.8.8.1, "ex parte communication" between the Committee on Infractions and the NCAA enforcement staff or the school at fault's compliance staff is prohibited. That means if Hamilton, UT Chancellor Jimmy Cheek or the university's lawyers received advice regarding the potential ramifications of keeping Pearl, it wasn't from the people who will ultimately decide its fate.

"It is unlikely that the university will be told 'If you do A, B and C, then you don't have to worry about D, E and F,' " Ermert said.

As of Feb. 24, UT had spent $193,106.24 on outside legal counsel for the NCAA investigation, according to UT.

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Nutmeg writes:

It bothers me that these "penalties" seem to penalize the fans and players who have done nothing. I don't have a suggetion as to how to do it differently, but it does bother me that the "innocent" are punished so much.

tnape21 writes:

The university has once again treated the symptom and not the problem. I have been a life long UT fan, but I will contribute nothing, buy no more tickets, or support the university financially in any way until they fire the real problem, MIKE HAMILTON. He has to go. He may know how to raise funds, but he is clueless when it comes to personnel. He does not need to be the one to hire the next basketball coach. He needs to go immediately.

As far as the NCAA and Bruce Pearl goes, the NCAA better be ready to give equal or more harsh penalties to Jim Tressel or that organization will lose all credibility that it has remaining.

rharring#246089 writes:

I have liked and enjoyed Coach Pearl's tenure at UT. He certainly brought life into a lackluster program. But I have to wonder, how can one be fired for cause from a job and still collect $948,728 in salary and benefits. I bet if most folks got fired for similar offenses they would collect nothing.

FWBVol writes:

in response to rharring#246089:

I have liked and enjoyed Coach Pearl's tenure at UT. He certainly brought life into a lackluster program. But I have to wonder, how can one be fired for cause from a job and still collect $948,728 in salary and benefits. I bet if most folks got fired for similar offenses they would collect nothing.

Yeah, and you would think that with the money UT is paying him he would be able to afford his own insurance. The $50,000 a month is more than a lot of people make in a year and more than some make in two years.

mbain13 writes:

i'd love getting fired if i got almost a million dollars ha. you'll be greatly missed coach

hg25 writes:

"Non-NCAA infractions" sounds like a load of mess so that Hammy makes himself look like a hero.

claiborneh writes:

Whoever made this decision surely made discernment due to this March mystery violation. For their sake this better be a significant violation and their hand was forced. If their decision was made based on anything other than this March issue, I compare their indecisiveness to a gymnast.He has to commit to a the flip or not at all, otherwise you break your neck. The Sept. Bump incident should be a non factor-but what happened in March???For the record I believe
Pearl will go on to a greater coaching career. In
time the right situation will emerge for Pearl and
his amazing charisma.He will win a national championship and fans will jealously whine that we wish he was back. I will be one of them.

dead_vol_foul (Inactive) writes:

in response to Nutmeg:

It bothers me that these "penalties" seem to penalize the fans and players who have done nothing. I don't have a suggetion as to how to do it differently, but it does bother me that the "innocent" are punished so much.

supremely good post, nut.

the answer?? It is a hardcore, dirty business bull of BS rules.

Pay the players, get rid of the recruiting hypocrisy, let HS juniors make official visits...many things to help the athletes.

Right now, all the old guys make money, all the kids get the shaft.

The NCAA is a monopoly, and a bad institution.

VolWoman writes:

According to Volquest, the March violation is two tickets extra were given to a player on Senior Day.

According to ESPN, the "non-NCAA" related incident is that a player flunked a substance abuse test. You can get the details on who from Andy Katz' updated blog. I don't see how that's a coach's fault & don't blame a staffer for making sure a player had two extra tickets on Senior Day.

I do blame UT for kicking Bruce unfairly with that press release if both those sources are correct. That's major piling on & they can kiss off for it.

tnoutlaw2001#228008 writes:

How is this case different from Calipari and the 2 schools stripped of banners? I mean there had to be a violation sever enough for that to occur. The you have the Jim Calhoun story: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/spo...

I'm baffled as to why Pearl seems to be out on island, and appears to be the only guy doing these things. I know he did wrong, but he has to feel like he is on an episode of the twilight zone.

DMyles writes:

I hate how this has gone down. When that first press conference happened Make H said he believed in the integrity of Bruce Pearl despite the mistake, because he knew him and had worked with him for some time. In the long run the powers that be could weather the dark cloud hanging over the program. Really not Hammy's fault he is just a lacky/yes man.

At the same time I think this will be best for the program. Bruce hasn't been the same coach this season. He has looked older and more stressed out then ever. The energy that made his program so successful in recent years just wasn't the there in the same way. He clearly didn't want this to affect any of the players but it isn't that easy.

olevole writes:

An athletic director's job is not just about running the business side of a program and hiring good coaches and turning them loose to run their programs It is about seeing that the coaches have the right contracts to incentivize the right kind of behavior and about seeing that those coaches are given the right "coaching" and oversight that they do well. Hamilton has done well on the business of athletics, and his personnel choices have been mixed. But his contracting has been poor, and he has proven that he is abysmal at managing and guiding his coaches.

This is very understandable since Hamilton has no background in coaching and no credibilty in that area. It would be smart to either fire Hamilton, or move him back to his job as a fundraiser where he would not be so incompetent, and bring in an AD with the ability to oversee and guide the coaches-like Coach Dickey used to.

It serves no purpose to fire Pearl and then have Hamilton involved in the search for his successor. Clean house while you can and rebuild it right.

RockyBears2009 writes:

possible coaching option....Geno Auriemma from UConn- Geno and Summitt coaching together...could be dynamic!

shipperman#280095 writes:

in response to claiborneh:

Whoever made this decision surely made discernment due to this March mystery violation. For their sake this better be a significant violation and their hand was forced. If their decision was made based on anything other than this March issue, I compare their indecisiveness to a gymnast.He has to commit to a the flip or not at all, otherwise you break your neck. The Sept. Bump incident should be a non factor-but what happened in March???For the record I believe
Pearl will go on to a greater coaching career. In
time the right situation will emerge for Pearl and
his amazing charisma.He will win a national championship and fans will jealously whine that we wish he was back. I will be one of them.

I do not think you paid attention to the article. Pearl will not be coaching for quite sometime. And I doubt he will ever win a championship. We never got one outta him.

Kasey writes:

Pearl has commited one violation after another. Regardless how much interest he has helped bring back to the men's program, it does not justify looking the other way for all his bad behaviors and choices.

shipperman#280095 writes:

in response to KCHS_alum:

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LOL

cphil writes:

Welcome to the NBA Bruce Pearl.

budd#207344 writes:

in response to dead_vol_foul:

supremely good post, nut.

the answer?? It is a hardcore, dirty business bull of BS rules.

Pay the players, get rid of the recruiting hypocrisy, let HS juniors make official visits...many things to help the athletes.

Right now, all the old guys make money, all the kids get the shaft.

The NCAA is a monopoly, and a bad institution.

The old guys make the money? How stupid are you? 88% of the money that is taken in goes for scholarships dumba**. It is the total lack of appreciation for a free college education that amazes me. I wish somebody had paid for mine in return for playing games. I would have saved seven years worth of payments after I graduated. If you are going to post at least have some idea what you are talking about

leedsvol2007 writes:

in response to budd#207344:

The old guys make the money? How stupid are you? 88% of the money that is taken in goes for scholarships dumba**. It is the total lack of appreciation for a free college education that amazes me. I wish somebody had paid for mine in return for playing games. I would have saved seven years worth of payments after I graduated. If you are going to post at least have some idea what you are talking about

Dead ON! Very few players will ever play a professional and fewer still an NBA game. But if they get a degree the benefit is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Speaking of the NBA I wonder if Pearl future lies there. He is a dynamic coach and would not have to worry about recruiting.

CrankE writes:

KNS: thanks for the circular links as to what the actual non-NCAA incidents are.

It's interesting. A man could tie his shoelaces wrong and get an NCAA violation. Yet there's others cheating as much as Pearl who slide on by.

Clearly the way to go is binary. Either be a 100% pure program or cheat early, often, and bigtime. UT hasn't adapted to this new model as well as many others out there like say...an Ohio State, Cam Newton, Alabama, Calhoun, Calipari, etc.

Disclaimer: I'm a Pearl fan, but I agree with his dismissal. It's just 7 months too late or 3 months too early. If we're going to be all about the integrity, then last September, for cause, full dismissal, no buyout. If he's our guy, then stand by him until the NCAA unloads.

Thank you so much, Lord Hamilton, The Indecisive.

Jakevol writes:

Some ride Bruce created for the Vol Land. It's sad this happened. He packed the house with fans. Seems everyone wanted to be connected to him and the team. As Paul Harvey would say, "Now you know the rest of the Story".

cjensen writes:

If "unethical conduct" were a firing offense, we'd have a lot of vacate positions in business, the university and government.

Brillovol writes:

in response to claiborneh:

Whoever made this decision surely made discernment due to this March mystery violation. For their sake this better be a significant violation and their hand was forced. If their decision was made based on anything other than this March issue, I compare their indecisiveness to a gymnast.He has to commit to a the flip or not at all, otherwise you break your neck. The Sept. Bump incident should be a non factor-but what happened in March???For the record I believe
Pearl will go on to a greater coaching career. In
time the right situation will emerge for Pearl and
his amazing charisma.He will win a national championship and fans will jealously whine that we wish he was back. I will be one of them.

As much as I wish Pearl the best in the rest of his career, I don't think you understand how serious the "show cause" penalty is. It virtually makes him unhireable for college programs. It's either on to the NBA as an assistant or down to Division II ball. This is truly a career-killer.

Mickyward writes:

Pearl had to go, keeping him around would be like having Bernie Madoff in charge of the company's "financial integrity" division. BP is toxic, woe be it to any college considering him as their next coach.

leprechaun writes:

Pearl's 3 Biggest Accomplishments at UT:

1. Traded in his wife of 20+ years for a young hottie.
2. Got a photo layout of his house in the News-Sentinel.
3. Appeared without a shirt at a Lady Vols game.

I don't understand the infatuation with Pearl. He never got an SEC title or an NCAA title. Plus, the man has zero integrity.

We can do better!

RockyBears2009 writes:

in response to leprechaun:

Pearl's 3 Biggest Accomplishments at UT:

1. Traded in his wife of 20+ years for a young hottie.
2. Got a photo layout of his house in the News-Sentinel.
3. Appeared without a shirt at a Lady Vols game.

I don't understand the infatuation with Pearl. He never got an SEC title or an NCAA title. Plus, the man has zero integrity.

We can do better!

agree 100%

budd#207344 writes:

in response to leprechaun:

Pearl's 3 Biggest Accomplishments at UT:

1. Traded in his wife of 20+ years for a young hottie.
2. Got a photo layout of his house in the News-Sentinel.
3. Appeared without a shirt at a Lady Vols game.

I don't understand the infatuation with Pearl. He never got an SEC title or an NCAA title. Plus, the man has zero integrity.

We can do better!

You must be too short to read the paper. He won an SEC title and took us to the Elite Eight, a first for UT. Not to mention a #1 ranking which is also a first for UT. Sorry Brandi left you.

flatrock writes:

Suggestions:
-Hire Billy Justus as A.D.;
-Hire Rick Byrd as HC.
The combo of Justus, Byrd, Summitt
and Dooley would be a strong breath of
fresh air.

parkloop writes:

in response to Nutmeg:

It bothers me that these "penalties" seem to penalize the fans and players who have done nothing. I don't have a suggetion as to how to do it differently, but it does bother me that the "innocent" are punished so much.

Uhhhhhhh, the players haven't been penalized - they have been relieved of a crooked leader. Fans penalized?? In what way? What true fan wants a cheater, a crook, a person who does NOT follow rules? Are you the type fan who wants to win regardless of the path taken to get there? Thought so...

UT sports program is disgusting. Completely. The fact that the State of Tennessee thru The University of Tennessee will pay Bruce Pearl after firing him is sickening. Clearly, the State's priorities are in the wrong place.

No, I am not a UT Fan, no longer.

goknox writes:

in response to leedsvol2007:

Dead ON! Very few players will ever play a professional and fewer still an NBA game. But if they get a degree the benefit is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Speaking of the NBA I wonder if Pearl future lies there. He is a dynamic coach and would not have to worry about recruiting.

Addidas and ESPN pay a little more than schollie money!

John_10065 writes:

in response to Nutmeg:

It bothers me that these "penalties" seem to penalize the fans and players who have done nothing. I don't have a suggetion as to how to do it differently, but it does bother me that the "innocent" are punished so much.

"The innocent suffer to sake the appetite for retribution of the ignorant."

chattbud writes:

Are we really going to fire a winner in Pearl? His good works & deeds in Knoxville alone are worthy of a second chance. I’m hanging in with Pearl. (The two recruits in question): Pearl had (Craft & Shelby) verbal commitments to Tennessee. Both were TOP 25 (Rivals) talent. Is ESPN’ Dukey’s Jay Bias, Mark Wiedmer NFP & David Climer going to run UT? If so their bias’s are not in UT’s interest, they think Tennessee is not to recruit upper crust basketball talent, it’s a football school in the SEC. Top Basketball talent goes to the ACC, Big Ten, East Big 12 & MEMPHIS. Kansas & Ohio State turned Tennessee in for too many phone calls on wrong days & feeding them BQ @ Pearls home on their visit to a UT football game. Both recruits are likely riding around in Kansas & Ohio State in new SUV’s! for heaven sakes. Both schools say Pearl’s a Cheater!, more of the Big 12, Big Ten & ESPN looking down their noses at UT & keeping a little school town in the Appalachian mountains in its place. ESPN says Kentucky is the only SEC school aloud to recruit TOP basketball talent, they want Tennessee back in the NIT & out of their NCAA Basketball tournament. The Big East got 11-teams in in the dance, the SEC got 5 & lucky to get that. Alabama the West winner, got the shaft & the NIT. Pearl was a foul shot away from the FINAL Four last year. Pearl’s six years in a row to the NCAA never before done @ Tenn. We Won OUR first NIT tournament this year in New York kicked Villanova but! In 80-years of UT basketball our first NIT Win. If we turn on Pearl & fire him for trying to Recruit top talent to our UT & WIN? We deserve to be called LosserVillie! We need to bull dose Thomson Boling Area after we fire him. Because Pearl filled it. Before him,… we hung Curtains around the upper deck. Pearl Hung NCAA banners! Six in a row!

Goooooo Big Orange fire Hamilton & the Chancellor! not Pearl!
The Gilley

ellerbee123 writes:

IF, IF, IF. Why didn't they wait to see what action would be taken? This would have made the administration look a lot better than it looks now. Also, I am SICK of them now trying to cover Cheek's and Hamilton's arses. I think the donors and fans of UT should demand they both be fired. They did NOT act in the best interest of the University. IF.... A very small word with a big meaning. IF Hamilton had more control over his department, perhaps 90% of the infractions would not have occurred. Look at the Kiffin era, Hamilton presided over that. GET RID OF THE TWO SOBS.

ellerbee123 writes:

AND, let's hear the infraction that occurred on March 5. THEY ARE A BUNCH OF LYING SOBS

VOL1972 writes:

I find it kind of interesting that Aaron Craft (not really that highly regarded out of high school -- Rivals 3 star) ended up at Ohio State. Then the Bar-B-Q photo shows up and when Tressel gets caught, he gets a slap on the wrists.

You kind of wonder if OSU didn't find out about the violation and use it as a chip in negotiating with the NCAA over the Tressel screw up.

I'm not suggesting a conspiracy, just the way the NCAA seems to work.

VOL1972 writes:

in response to BolivarBob:

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He read the sports page one morning and the NCAA considered it a bump violation.

nashvols writes:

in response to tnape21:

The university has once again treated the symptom and not the problem. I have been a life long UT fan, but I will contribute nothing, buy no more tickets, or support the university financially in any way until they fire the real problem, MIKE HAMILTON. He has to go. He may know how to raise funds, but he is clueless when it comes to personnel. He does not need to be the one to hire the next basketball coach. He needs to go immediately.

As far as the NCAA and Bruce Pearl goes, the NCAA better be ready to give equal or more harsh penalties to Jim Tressel or that organization will lose all credibility that it has remaining.

I think you are right on the Tressel situation, although the conventional media certainly won't bring it up if it doesn't happen. I think you probably need to go a little easier on Hamilton. He hung his hat on Bruce for a long time and that was his signature hire. I am betting that he stood up for Bruce for as long as he could before the administration had no choice. Bruce committed two additional violations after his tearful apology (including one in March), plus Brian Williams failed a drug test. I don't think we should go after the messenger on this one. Pearl was a great coach and took the basketball program to new heights, but ultimately Pearl was an idiot - not once, not twice - three times. It is his fault, not Hamilton's, and I have not defended Hammy very often. Time to move on. Hamilton's not going anywhere at least near term. GBO.

OwensboroVol writes:

in response to tnape21:

The university has once again treated the symptom and not the problem. I have been a life long UT fan, but I will contribute nothing, buy no more tickets, or support the university financially in any way until they fire the real problem, MIKE HAMILTON. He has to go. He may know how to raise funds, but he is clueless when it comes to personnel. He does not need to be the one to hire the next basketball coach. He needs to go immediately.

As far as the NCAA and Bruce Pearl goes, the NCAA better be ready to give equal or more harsh penalties to Jim Tressel or that organization will lose all credibility that it has remaining.

You are correct. However, I believe that they are trying to regain their self respect after allowing Cam the Sham Newton and Auburn to walk away free as a bird from what should be one of the worse violations possible, Cash Payments to athletes. By coming down hard on UT and Bruce Pearl they hope to be once again feared by the NCAA member institutions.

If UT terminates Mike Hamilton it will be after the June Meetings with the NCAA. After that they may be able to find a High School Coach somewhere to take their job. I personally believe that no one decent will accept the job as long as Mike Hamilton is AD.

TommyJack writes:

in response to mbain13:

i'd love getting fired if i got almost a million dollars ha. you'll be greatly missed coach

Spoken like someone who's never made any real money.

royalblue writes:

It wasn't the lying and cheating that got him canned, it was the two losses to UK. Happens every time. As long as the UT coach can be competitive with Kentucky, he will be retained, come hell or high water.

AclockworkOrange writes:

in response to dead_vol_foul:

supremely good post, nut.

the answer?? It is a hardcore, dirty business bull of BS rules.

Pay the players, get rid of the recruiting hypocrisy, let HS juniors make official visits...many things to help the athletes.

Right now, all the old guys make money, all the kids get the shaft.

The NCAA is a monopoly, and a bad institution.

I'm not thrilled with the NCAA either but if you pay players in one sport, you would have to pay them in all college sports. Most schools are having budget problems anyway right now. You say the kids get the shaft, but they do get a free education.

volsalum writes:

Pearl had to go. It wasn't the crime (picnic, big deal!). It was the cover-up. Now, who was Pearl's supervisor? Who was the last football coach's (I do not utter its name) supervisor when it was breaking the rules? The AD has to go, too.

VolsomeVols writes:

Listen folks Mike Hamilton didn't fire Bruce Pearl nor did the University. Bruce Pearl was fired because his actions. I was a Bruce Pearl fan and will always be, but you have to take responsibility for your actions. I want to support a winning basketball program that does the right things on and off the court. We all make mistakes but some mistakes can't be overlooked nor given a second chance. If the leaders of the program expect the players to conform to rules than they to must be held to a higher standard. I wish Coach Pearl the best and thank him for what he has done for the Vol Nation but it is time for a change.

FWBVol writes:

in response to budd#207344:

You must be too short to read the paper. He won an SEC title and took us to the Elite Eight, a first for UT. Not to mention a #1 ranking which is also a first for UT. Sorry Brandi left you.

Help me out here, what year did Pearl lead UT to a SEC championship? He didn't. Tennessee had the best regular season record in the conference a couple of times under Pearl, but we never won the tournament, which you must do to be SEC champions. We were No. 1 for one whole game. And while being in the Elite 8 is nice, it's still nothing more than finishing out of the running for the grand prize.

Yes, Pearl did some nice things for the program. And I won't deny he made it more attractive for the next guy. But his lying to the NCAA also made it more difficult for the next guy. And, if he had stayed, would have been the kiss of death for the program he built.

onthestrip writes:

in response to RockyBears2009:

possible coaching option....Geno Auriemma from UConn- Geno and Summitt coaching together...could be dynamic!

Could be the worst idea ever!

uofmtigerforlife (Inactive) writes:

he got wat he deserved

Ironcity writes:

Heres the reality of it. All coaches at all major institutions have cheated and lied. The issue is for him to not get caught. Once Pearl got caught in the manner he did and then got caught in a bigger lie, he was pretty much doomed.

For those who believe that their major mens programs don't cheat are just putting their heads in the sand.

Its fun to speak about integrity in college sports but the reality is their is none. Some schools are worse then others but for the most part, every coach holds their nose when they get in the business.

bluecat55 writes:

in response to budd#207344:

You must be too short to read the paper. He won an SEC title and took us to the Elite Eight, a first for UT. Not to mention a #1 ranking which is also a first for UT. Sorry Brandi left you.

That's it? one elite 8? you are willing to keep him after months of embarrassing your school and the SEC on the national stage just because he got you to one elite 8? Don't ever tell me again that all UK cares about is winning...

bluecat55 writes:

in response to PatientlyWaiting:

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spell JUCO...lmao

bluecat55 writes:

in response to PatientlyWaiting:

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I drink moonshine...but I have all 10 of my teeth...

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