Behold the Many Faces of Bruce Pearl

Tuesday March 18th, 2014

South Carolina Gamecocks v Tennessee Volunteers

With news breaking today that former Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl will be taking over as head coach at Auburn, I thought it would be worthwhile to reflect on what very may well be the most expressive face in sports. During his time at Tennessee, Pearl became known as one of the more flamboyant figures in college basketball because of his outlandish personality and, well, suit preferences. It's difficult to say whether he'll be able to find success at Auburn, but what's undeniable is that War Eagle just got a whole lot sweatier.

Below is a compilation of the many faces of Bruce Pearl. If you look carefully, you can identify all five stages of grief:

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