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Welcome to the SEC, Rick Barnes

Former Texas underachiever Rick Barnes and the University of Tennessee finalized a deal today that makes Barnes the Vols’ new head coach. Barnes is the second coach with Final Four experience to join the conference this month, teaming up with┬áBen Howland of Mississippi State in the new class of SEC coaches.

A press conference is currently underway in Knoxville to formerly introduce Barnes to his new fan base. It seems like just yesterday they were doing the same for Donnie Tyndall.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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3 Comments for Welcome to the SEC, Rick Barnes



  1. Mikey Likes It
    4:03 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    So how long until recruiting discrepancies turn up at Texas that force him to leave Tennessee? If the Vols don’t fire basketball coaches for violations it just doesn’t feel right.



  2. Rixter
    4:21 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Barnes announced during his introductory press conference that he is removing his name from consideration for the opening at the University of Texas.



  3. Rixter
    4:23 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Poor Texas. They’ve already been turned down by Barnes, who (according to him) was their top candidate.