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Auburn's Bruce Pearl Gets Dropped into Dunk Tank, Looks Absolutely Thrilled

Twitter: @Szvetitz
Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterApril 2, 2014

If you need Bruce Pearl, he is busy having the time of his life. 

At least, that's what seems to be the case thanks to a gorgeous image of the Auburn men's basketball head coach as he is dropped ever so vigorously into a dunk tank.

Thanks to The Opelika-Auburn News' sports editor Mike Szvetitz, we have this image: 

Oh, but you probably want video. Fine, here is what a dry Pearl looks like when you get it wet, thanks to Instagram

Not quite as disturbing as when you drench a mogwai, but it's still a little disconcerting. 

Here is another video thanks to Auburn Basketball

Pearl is back into the coaching ranks after suffering a, well, tumultuous end to his tenure at Tennessee. The 54-year-old accepted the coaching gig at Auburn, which grants him six years at the post and a reported $14.7 million, via ESPN

That would be enough to skip down the streets, clicking your feet together in jubilation every once in a while. As we see above, it's also more than enough to ditch the shirt and climb into a dunk tank, a device dedicated to treating human beings like giant Oreo cookies. 

ESPN's report notes that this isn't the only bit of fun and frivolity doled out by coach, because he also bought a bunch of pizza for "several hundred students" last month. 

If that weren't enough, he also made promises that no doubt garnered smiles as wide as those who recently got to dunk him: "We will play for championships."

That's all well and good, coach, but you are needed back in the dunk tank. 

With nearly $15 million headed his way over the next six years, we have to think he missed a giant opportunity in acting like a real-life Scrooge McDuck, diving into a pool of gold. 


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