The Auburn basketball program has been sputtering for a while, so coach Bruce Pearl could definitely relate to the driver of a broken-down van on Samford Avenue Tuesday morning.
Pearl decided to help the driver out and push the van to the side of the road.
The Tigers went 15–20 last season in Pearl’s first year as head coach, but things are looking up for the program. Last week, Pearl landed a verbal commitment from five-star guard Mustapha Heron.
In his brief tenure at Auburn, Pearl has made a habit of showing up in unexpected places. In October, he crashed a marketing class with the Auburn band.
- Dan Gartland