Jay Bilas thinks Tennessee’s Bruce Pearl should have been fired

Bruce Pearl

So do I. This is an Insider article and I don’t have a subscription but you get a pretty good idea what is saying by this excerpt: “The NCAA’s due process rules are important rules. I know commissioner Mike Slive had every right to hit coach with an eight-game suspension because of his violations and the coordinated lying to the over them. The presidents gave Slive that power to stem some of the league’s cheating issues. But just because Slive had the right to suspend Pearl does not make it the right thing to do. Pearl violated rules, lied about it and has since admitted it. But by those same rules, Pearl is entitled to a Notice of Allegations, 90 days to respond, and a hearing. Instead, the SEC hit him with a suspension before a Notice of Allegations was even handed down, short-circuiting and encroaching upon the NCAA process and diminishing the authority of the NCAA.”

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