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Auburn hires Pearl

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — New Auburn coach Bruce Pearl wasted no time making an impression— and some bold promises.
The former Tennessee coach sprung for pizza for several hundred students Tuesday a few hours after arriving in town, some of whom took selfies posing next to him. Then he told a couple thousand fans at Auburn Arena: “We will play for championships.”
“We’re fixing to get Auburn into that position where we’ll be going to the NCAA tournament,” he said, adding that he wanted to be the winningest coach in program history.
Before stepping away from the podium, he ...


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