Assume, for the sake of argument, UT hires Bruce Pearl

Discussion in 'Vols Hoops' started by kidbourbon, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    What's your reaction? What are your thoughts?

    Don't debate likelihood, just assume it happens, and then tell me how you'd feel about it.
     
  2. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    I'll be done with UT bball and most likely all other sports as well.
     
  3. Bassmanbruno

    Bassmanbruno Banned

    That's not saying much considering you only watch baseball.
     
  4. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I would immediately purchase a basketball, write: To my biggest fan, forge Pearl's signature, mail it to hatvol, and set up candid camera by his mailbox.
     
  5. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    Would go viral in 10 minutes.
     
  6. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    I'm still a UT sports fan. It's bigger than 1 guy. But that's not a direction I want them to go.
     
  7. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    I'd brush up on yelling, "Bruuuuuuuuuce!"

    I hear it's like riding a bike.
     
  8. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    I'd see it as just another point in an already downwardly streaking trend line.
     
  9. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    I would think they could do worse than him.
     
  10. dknash

    dknash Chieftain

    We are doing worse and probably will continue to do worse. I would be OK with it in theory, though for various reasons I don't think it goes as well as years 1-5 of his first tenure, so it probably isn't worth it.
     
  11. Bassmanbruno

    Bassmanbruno Banned

    I personally think it goes better - but the first year not as good as his original first year.
     
  12. dknash

    dknash Chieftain

    I'd say he would be fairly easy to negatively recruit against, and it's not like he really has a trump card such as a history of putting guys in the NBA.
     
  13. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Chieftain

    No would be an upgrade from where we are today.
     
  14. NukemVol

    NukemVol Member

    I'd celebrate knowing we were a tournament team again.

    What's the reaction if another SEC team brings him in?
     
  15. Dick Huffman

    Dick Huffman Guest

    We wouldn't be getting the '05 model.
     
  16. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Chieftain

    So? We have a guy who fills out clothing and holds down seats.
     
  17. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    Agreed. I don't see how that's even debatable.
     
  18. Dick Huffman

    Dick Huffman Guest

    Maybe I'm not remembering things as well as others but the shortcomings of Pearl his last few years were similar to Martin's. Questionable lineups, no effort on the boards, poor use of timeouts, and at times nonexistent on defense.
     
  19. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    The key difference is he made the tournament. And I'm not talking the NIT.
     
  20. Bassmanbruno

    Bassmanbruno Banned

    Well I throw the last year completely out the window. But even with some of the "frustrating" things about his team.. In his worst year we still made the tourney and weren't a constant bubble team.
     

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