ESPN via FOIA has acquired some additional details on the circumstances that led to the University of Tennessee's self-sanctions. Nothing shocking in the article; just more details about the who, what, and when.
So basically here is where we stand. From what I am gathering, it is unlikely that the NCAA will hit Bruce Pearl with anything harsher than what his contract protects him against. This means that the University likely won't be able to terminate him for cause, and it would therefore have to be an expensive termination. If you take Pearl at his word that he has no intention of resigning, then the logical conclusion is that Bruce Pearl is here to stay. And I'm cool with that.
- Initially I was bummed because my favorite article of the day was a Volquest article about Joseph Ayres, and I would have had to put a ($) after the link. But then Wes Rucker saved the day.
- Head Coach Derek Dooley emphasizes that Bill Shakespeare is definitely not the key to improving our pass rush.
- With no good news on the offensive line injury situation, I'm keeping my cell phone on me at all times in case Dooley gives me the call. I can do it, coach. Seriously, man, let's make this happen.
- Dooley is not a fan of how David Oku has been returning kickoffs thus far, but is still a HUGE fan of the word 'microcosm'.
- And, finally, another local sportswriter reminds us that a loss to UAB would represent an upset of lesser magnitude than James "Buster" Douglas' knockout victory over Mike Tyson. Which is weird...because I thought 13.5 point spreads were like once-in-a-lifetime occurrences. Glad that's been cleared up.