After his Tennessee Volunteers were destroyed by Michigan in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Charlotte Friday, Vols Coach Bruce Pearl was asked by a reporter if he thought he’d return next season as Tennessee coach considering the NCAA sanctions the school will likely soon face thanks to his egregious NCAA - and ethical - violations.
In response, Pearl said:
I think our program is on very solid footing. We’ve got to go before the committee of infractions in June and it’s going to be difficult.
We made mistakes and we’re going to try to be accountable for those mistakes.
My goal and my desire is to be the basketball coach of Tennessee.
As everyone knows, the first rule of the NCAA is admitting you have a problem.
Like Jim Tressel, it sounds as if Coach Pearl might need a reminder.