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Pearl Somehow Survives

Bruce Pearl

Let me start by saying I really like Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl. I love his energy and enthusiasm. I love his personality during interviews and I respect the success he has had (126-46) in his five years on Rocky Top.

That said, I am a little perplexed as to why Pearl still has his job in Knoxville. Pearl and his staff lied to NCAA about a pattern of excessive phone calls to prospective student-athletes. His punishment, as meted out by Vols athletic director Mike Hamilton is significant recruiting restrictions, a 25 percent pay cut (about $300k/year) and ineligibility for an agreed upon $500k retention bonus in... Recommended Stories

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