BRUCE PEARL STAYING IN KNOXVILLE, RENEGOTIATES CONTRACT:: "I want to ensure the University of Tennessee and its fans that I’m 100 percent committed to this school, this program and our student-athletes. "I truly love my job, and I want it to be clear that I’m not interested in any other job. There’s no place in the country I’d rather be than the University of Tennessee. My children are happy here in the Knoxville community—one is in high school, one is in middle school and two are currently attending the university. "My staff and I are building a consistent top-25 program and I’m honored and privileged to serve the greatest fans in the country. Tennessee has all the resources necessary to win championships, from our recently upgraded facilities to our ability to schedule. "It’s great to be a Tennessee Vol!" More quotes from Pearl and Mike Hamilton from the University's official statement, from the News-Sentinel.