A drop in the cap for Bruce Pearl

  • 03/18/2008 7:00 pm in

We’re already hearing things about the coaching search — Kevin Stallings this, Scott Skiles that — so it’s probably appropriate to make a note of Pat Forde’s story today about Bruce Pearl. It’s a lot of stuff most of you probably already know. For example, Pearl’s fiasco at Iowa, when he turned rival Illinois in for recruiting violation — and that made him a pariah in the tight-knit, stop snitching world of college basketball coaching — is common knowledge. Also, if you aren’t privy by now to the man’s record, or his charisma, you probably don’t have ESPN.

Still, after reading Forde’s story, it’s pretty impossible not to want Bruce Pearl to be the next head coach at IU. See for yourself.

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  • PatrickDonohue

    I can't be the only one who believe Pat Forde to be a complete and utter hack. There was a better Pearl profile in SI about a year ago.

    patrickdonohue.freedomblogging.com

  • PatrickDonohue

    I can't be the only one who believe Pat Forde to be a complete and utter hack. There was a better Pearl profile in SI about a year ago.

    patrickdonohue.freedomblogging.com

  • Pearl is the man. I live in Evansville and went to USI during the time Pearl was there. Like Pat Forde said he was a beloved individual. I would be surprised if he ends up at IU, largely because of the money he would demand as well as a possible buyout from Tennessee. I would love to see BP in Bloomington, but I think trying to grab a young up and comer (like Tennessee did with Pearl) would be the better choice.

    It makes me proud that Pearl coached at my alma mater… when people ask where I went to school, I can always say where BP started out coaching, then they usually get it.

  • Pearl is the man. I live in Evansville and went to USI during the time Pearl was there. Like Pat Forde said he was a beloved individual. I would be surprised if he ends up at IU, largely because of the money he would demand as well as a possible buyout from Tennessee. I would love to see BP in Bloomington, but I think trying to grab a young up and comer (like Tennessee did with Pearl) would be the better choice.

    It makes me proud that Pearl coached at my alma mater… when people ask where I went to school, I can always say where BP started out coaching, then they usually get it.

  • Pearl is the man. I live in Evansville and went to USI during the time Pearl was there. Like Pat Forde said he was a beloved individual. I would be surprised if he ends up at IU, largely because of the money he would demand as well as a possible buyout from Tennessee. I would love to see BP in Bloomington, but I think trying to grab a young up and comer (like Tennessee did with Pearl) would be the better choice.

    It makes me proud that Pearl coached at my alma mater… when people ask where I went to school, I can always say where BP started out coaching, then they usually get it.

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  • tberry

    Bruce Pearl should be out first attempt. He is a salesman and a coach. The salesman image makes some nervous. As far as I can tell, he runs and has run a clean program.

    Our biggest mistake was that IU should have hired Pearl the year before Davis left. We could have had him but as usual IU was slow and indecisive and has paid the price.

  • tberry

    Bruce Pearl should be out first attempt. He is a salesman and a coach. The salesman image makes some nervous. As far as I can tell, he runs and has run a clean program.

    Our biggest mistake was that IU should have hired Pearl the year before Davis left. We could have had him but as usual IU was slow and indecisive and has paid the price.

  • tberry

    Bruce Pearl should be out first attempt. He is a salesman and a coach. The salesman image makes some nervous. As far as I can tell, he runs and has run a clean program.

    Our biggest mistake was that IU should have hired Pearl the year before Davis left. We could have had him but as usual IU was slow and indecisive and has paid the price.

  • For a writer, and professional blogger, you sure don't read too well.

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  • For a writer, and professional blogger, you sure don't read too well.

    NO ONE WANTS TO VISIT YOUR BLOG.

  • For a writer, and professional blogger, you sure don't read too well.

    NO ONE WANTS TO VISIT YOUR BLOG.

  • xxZPxx

    Good point……. And he is known for grinding with Erin Andrews which is never a bad thing.

  • xxZPxx

    Good point……. And he is known for grinding with Erin Andrews which is never a bad thing.

  • xxZPxx

    Good point……. And he is known for grinding with Erin Andrews which is never a bad thing.

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  • PatrickDonohue

    I can't be the only one who believe Pat Forde to be a complete and utter hack. There was a better Pearl profile in SI about a year ago.

    patrickdonohue.freedomblogging.com

  • Pearl is the man. I live in Evansville and went to USI during the time Pearl was there. Like Pat Forde said he was a beloved individual. I would be surprised if he ends up at IU, largely because of the money he would demand as well as a possible buyout from Tennessee. I would love to see BP in Bloomington, but I think trying to grab a young up and comer (like Tennessee did with Pearl) would be the better choice.

    It makes me proud that Pearl coached at my alma mater… when people ask where I went to school, I can always say where BP started out coaching, then they usually get it.

  • The two longest sentences… ever.

  • tberry

    Bruce Pearl should be out first attempt. He is a salesman and a coach. The salesman image makes some nervous. As far as I can tell, he runs and has run a clean program.

    Our biggest mistake was that IU should have hired Pearl the year before Davis left. We could have had him but as usual IU was slow and indecisive and has paid the price.

  • For a writer, and professional blogger, you sure don't read too well.

    NO ONE WANTS TO VISIT YOUR BLOG.

  • xxZPxx

    Good point……. And he is known for grinding with Erin Andrews which is never a bad thing.

  • xxBHxx

    hahaha PRO BLOGGER PATRICK DONOHUE ladies and gentlemen.