Late Tuesday morning news broke that Bruce Pearl had been hired by the Auburn Tigers. In a nanosecond, SEC basketball became infinitely more interesting. Pearl’s bombastic personality mixing with Billy Donovan’s reserved efficiency, John Calipari’s cantankerous demeanor, and Frank Haith’s Frank Haithness makes for a fun group of coaches.
As you would expect for any grown man that paints his chest for women’s basketball games and sweats through three-piece suits, the Twitter reactions for Pearl’s hiring were rather delicious. Here are some of the best, hot off the press.
Maybe the most credit should go to Bruce Pearl though for finding TWO jobs where he can get away with an orange blazer.
— Thomas Beisner (@Beisner_cn2) March 18, 2014
Bruce Pearl should call out Nick Saban at his hiring presser…who cares if it’s not the same sport. Just get it going.
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) March 18, 2014
Bruce Pearl is gonna look so good in a short sleeve mock turtleneck.
— Karen Howell (@karenehowell) March 18, 2014
“Do I care that you lied to the NCAA? Ha ha ha. Have you ever heard of Cam Newton?” Auburn AD to Bruce Pearl, probably
— Lee Weatherly (@LeeWeatherly) March 18, 2014
Congrats to Bruce Pearl on the new coaching job at Auburn. There will be a nice barbecue celebration on me at the house, everyone is welcome
— Tim Helton (@TimHelton24) March 18, 2014
Is 3 days ago too early? RT @JoeBucsFan: How long before Bruce Pearl runs afoul (yet again) of the NCAA?
— Eric Luallen (@EricLuallen) March 18, 2014
Screw you Bruce Pearl
— Philip Bowling (@philip_bowling) March 18, 2014
Breaking news of the day for Vol fans: Auburn hired Bruce Pearl. We don’t even care about the impending war with Russia or missing plane.
— Alyssa (@lyss1113) March 18, 2014
— Ryan Mason (@RealRyanMason) March 18, 2014
Good for Bruce Pearl going to Auburn. Now he can go back to hitting on college coeds instead of fired college coaches at ESPN.
— Kevin Rogers (@VIROGERS) March 18, 2014
At best, Bruce Pearl is a self-professed wire-tapper.
— JoeBucsFan (@JoeBucsFan) March 18, 2014
Lane Kiffin, Bruce Pearl, and Nick Saban are in Alabama. I don’t plan on visiting that state anymore.
— Synical (@Synical523) March 18, 2014
Spring break, Saint Paddy’s day, Bruce Pearl hire. When will the celebratory drinking streak end for Auburn students?
— Drunk Aubie (@DrunkAubie) March 18, 2014
important psa RT @BarrettSallee: To the folks talking about Bruce Pearl: Barbecue is a food, not an event.
— martin rickman (@martinrickman) March 18, 2014
More a way of life, really. RT @BarrettSallee: The worst part of the Bruce Pearl hiring: People using “barbecue” as an event.
— Thomas Goldkamp (@Goldkamp247) March 18, 2014
Bruce Pearl did the ole rocky top dip and twirl
— Josh McPherson (@Joshmcpherson01) March 18, 2014
Phil Jackson shoulda hired Bruce Pearl
— dino (@DinoHTTR) March 18, 2014
We used to have Pat Summit, Phil Fulmer and Bruce Pearl. Now we have no jobs, no cash and no hope #AMIRITE?
— Andrew Whaley (@andrew_whaley) March 18, 2014
When Cuonzo found out that Auburn hired Bruce Pearl pic.twitter.com/9Xv5zDlErg
— Voluminati (@Voluminati) March 18, 2014
But what does Twon think about this Bruce Pearl to Auburn possibility??????? I need to know!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/KIo1BPk8eh
— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagi) March 18, 2014