They literally started a “Bring Back Bruce Pearl” petition that got national attention during his best season as our head coach.
Cuonzo left the fans nothing to get excited about. The team struggled at times offensively and he didn’t recruit the type of players that got you excited about the future.
Bruce Pearl’s show cause expiring played as big of a part in it as anything.
Amen! Although they will do well and make the tourney. His teams are fine because they rarely play others that emphasize defense as much. Trod and plod, hack and slap and frustrate the other team. Then get trips to the FT line. UT is better on defense, has offensive weapons and The Eraser was in full swat mode last night.
He has some quality bigs on that team but it’s the same Cuonzo. The guard play is no where close to what UT puts on the floor. UT could use one of those true 6’11” athletic guys. Instead, They got Anosike, but he lacks athleticism and height. Guy cannot finish around those trees. ORN should be getting some of those minutes. Fulk also really struggled against the size, but the difference in this year’s team is the perimeter offensive weapons.
oooooof I remember some of those CCM type games. His offense even when clicking was kinda hard to watch.... but when the offense wasn’t clicking we had games like that. Who remembers the 37 to 36 game vs Georgetown game when he was here? Not to give anyone PTSD but McBee tied Golden with 8 points as the leading scorers that game lol 😱