Bruce Pearl has been fired, according to reports, and Tennessee Volunteers athletic director Mike Hamilton might want to make a Lane Kiffin exit out of Knoxville right quick. Men’s basketball fans are mostly somewhere between disappointed and furious, judging by the reactions at Rocky Top Talk:
Tennessee Basketball will go on, but will do so without the coach who stands on tables in the university center and paints his chest for the Lady Vols. Someone else may win here – though it would be an absolute miracle if the next guy pulls off what Pearl did in his first five years – but they will be a different person.
One bright side for Tennessee hoops fans: the Lady Vols are still set to warpath through the Women’s Tournament, and now have one of their biggest fans to avenge. That, and Derek Dooley said a bunch of funny things today at spring practice.
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