First of all, without any introduction, I have to say that Bruce Pearl looks like a cartoon character. Look. At. His. HEAD. But, whatever. He can’t control how he looks, right? I mean, some people were born painted orange.
Anyway, Lane Kiffin and Pearl are on some sort of caravan trip around the great (hahahaha) state of Tennessee, which apparently entails seeing which coach can make a bigger ass of himself in public. Kiffin took the early lead, but Bruce is crawling back in it now that John Calipari has signed on at UK.
Pearl’s latest barb was really no barb at all, which leads some to wonder why I chose to use “barb” at the beginning of this sentence. No less, it was a light jab at the amount of scratch Cal will be reeling in at UK. Still, I wish he would kindly, ahem, shut his mouth about Calipari:
“I called Cal a couple of weeks after it happened and said, ‘Listen, me and my staff just want to thank you because you helped us get a nice raise.”
Weird. I thought it was Layla Kiffin that gave your staff a raise.
Pearl Has Kind Words for Calipari (Memphis Commercial-Appeal)