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Mike Leach or Bruce Pearl? (Moved From Anything Goes)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Mar 22, 2011.


Who gets a new gig first?

  1. Bruce Pearl

  2. Mike Leach

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Both big time coaches with successful track records. Who gets back to the big time first.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Re: Mike Leech or Bruce Pearl ?

    Wonder what Mizzou thinks? :)
  3. Johnny Chase

    Johnny Chase Member

    Re: Mike Leech or Bruce Pearl ?

    I think Mike Leach will get a gig soon. Not sure about Mike Leech.
  4. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

  5. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    Re: Mike Leach or Bruce Pearl ?

    I'd say Bruce Pearl lands first. All those recent football openings and Leach is still looking.
    With Pearl, I'd be more interested to see if his off-court issues hurt him more or the lopsided loss to Michigan. My guess would be the former.
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Pearl's going to get hammered with a two year show-cause by the NCAA.

    I think he's going to go to ESPN, become the next Dick Vitale, and remain there forever. He's got waaaay too much baggage and seems more cut out for TV talk.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member


    As others have said, it's ok to cheat and it's ok to get caught but it's not ok to be a rat fink and cheat and get caught.

    I agree with Tigervols, I think Pearl would be great on TV.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Not being upfront = flat-out lying
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Boom loves him some Mike Leach.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    And Bruce Peerl.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's an interesting question because there are a lot more college hoops jobs than there are DI football gigs.

    Both are great coaches. I don't think Leach is the douchebag that Pearl is. I guess we'll find out what is worse, being blackballed by the WWL or a two-year show cause.

    I think you could justify hiring Leach before you could justify hiring Pearl. Then again, Jim Harrick never got another shot and he was a much better coach than Pearl. Haskins and Bliss have never gotten another college gig. I'll be curious where Sampson lands in about two years.
  12. I just don't see that Pearl is all that great for TV. Plus he's going to bring some big-time baggage. How can he report on any controversial topic and be considered authoritative when he's a liar and a cheat, and got caught doing both?
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