Tuesday, September 14, 2010
SI Article Slams Bruce Pearl
Sports Illustrated's Michael Rosenberg doesn't pull any punches in his piece, "Tables Turnned, Pearl's Tale is Sad." "The story goes into some detail (details I didn't know) about why Pearl is not the most well-liked coach and has a reputation of being a snitch. I thought Stanimal's piece on the subject was excellent, but I also think, on further reflection, that it's not enough to say the system (i.e. the recruiting rules and all the minutiae that is involved) is flawed. Bruce Pearl lied to NCAA investigators, which, if memory serves me correct, is exactly the same thing Dez Bryant did before he was declared ineligible for what proved to be his final year of college. Is it really too much to hold coaches to the same standards that athletes are held to?