According to a source close to Tennessee's program, Pearl has expressed interest in the position through intermediaries. The reasons given would be access to the Memphis talent base, which he has not been able to lure to East Tennessee, but would fit well with his up-tempo style of play. Pearl would also be one of the few candidates who could dominate the city in much the same way Calipari did through the sheer force of his personality.This is not a late April Fool's joke. The story comes from The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, via the Knoxville News-Sentinel's website. And the fear is real.