Bruce Pearl has been making headlines at Auburn before his Tigers have even played a game. On Thursday, the Pearl era at Auburn started in earnest with "Pearl Jam" -- Auburn's version of "midnight madness."
If there was ever a way to win over a football-crazy school, showing up as the school's football coach is probably the way to do it:
Bruce Pearl dressed as Gus Malzahn. So good. pic.twitter.com/EQICIu7VRt— Justin Hokanson (@JHokanson) October 31, 2014
Bruce Pearl with his best Gus Malzahn imitation at tonight's Pearl Jam pic.twitter.com/kr8uKujYj0— Bryan Matthews (@BMattAU) October 31, 2014
So far as "midnight madness" entrances go, we'll rank this below Tom Izzo playing an accordion while dress up as a member of KISS and above Tubby Smith accidentally falling off a motorcycle.