Bruce Pearl is still under the effects of his show-cause penalty until late August, but he took his first steps in reaching out to possible recruits (and fans) and discussing the cornerstones of his Auburn program.
Pearl released the first episode of what will be a weekly “This is Auburn Basketball” video series, in which he discusses his coaching philosophy. He goes over his aggressive offensive principles, like sending four players to crash the offensive glass, as well as his desire to play disruptive physical defense. He also mentions that he runs a “player’s program”, in which he empowers them to be playmakers.
Auburn definitely got a big name with Pearl, and even in his absence from the sidelines, he should be a familiar face for recruits because of his time on ESPN. It will be interesting to see how much time it takes for him to bring Auburn to respectability in the SEC.