Feb 19, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; Auburn Tigers guard Chris Denson (3) reacts after he missed the free thows with 20.7 seconds left during the second half against the Florida Gators at Stephen C. O

Men's College Basketball: Bruce Pearl set to become the next head coach of the Auburn Tigers?

Tennessee Volunteers Men’s Basketball fans are still reeling from the tough loss to the Florida Gators on Saturday, but if they thought it couldn’t get any worse, it very well might. Well, for those that have been campaigning for the return of Bruce Pearl to the program as reports are starting to leak out that Pearl might actually be in line to take over the Auburn Tigers any day now.

This past week after a loss in the SEC Tournament, Auburn AD Jay Jacobs fired head coach Tony Barbee, right after the post game press conference, literally right there in the hotel. Since then, Jacobs has decided to head up the search for the new coach all by himself, and apparently, his journey has directed him right to Pearl.

For those Tennessee fans that have been vigorously putting together campaign plots to try and lure their old leader back to Rocky Top, you might be out of luck.

Because Pearl may have another job in the next few days with one of your SEC rivals.

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