Bruce Pearl suffered a big hit after all the infractions by losing his coach job at Tennessee. Unfortunately, for Pearl that was the least of his problems. The NCAA is expected to announce today that Pearl will have a 3-Year ban from coaching in the NCAA.
His assistants, Tony Jones, Steve Forbes and Jason Shay, will all receive a 1-year sentence. All three have moved on. Jones is coaching High School in Knoxville and Forbes and Shay working at a junior college in Florida. Pearl has yet to be hired, but his name was floating around for an NDBL head coaching position.
This completely stinks for Pearl, but I can't say I am surprised. I know Pearl will coach again and work his way up the ranks. Since the incident Pearl has been who he always is, a man. He has taken his punishment and understood his wrong doing. I believe he will be back on top one day.
And Let Us Say...Amen.
- Jeremy Fine