Originally Posted by Revering4Blue
Your guess is as good as mine, but when you consider that Tennessee is arguably the second best SEC job, one would think that they'll be able to land a coach who at least has proven he can at least advance in NCAA play.
Pastner may well be a diamond-in-the-rough, but it seems too risky. Tennessee can ill afford another Buzz Peterson/Wade Houston-like hire. I remember all too well when Don DeVoe was foolishly canned. It wasn't pretty.
Pastner has great recruiting ties and is doing the opposite of Calipari in Memphis in that he is keeping the local kids in-state. He landed Will Barton when Barton was all but a lock for UK and has assembled a pipeline of talent that will compete in C-USA. Tennessee needs someone who can bring in-state talent to Knoxville and Pastner fits the bill.
Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Pastner would be a great hire, IMO. He can recruit as well as anyone in the country and would keep UT in the national picture. Donnie Tyndall might be a name you'll hear if Pearl is canned (or the NCAA cans him for the folks in Knoxville). They, too, might go after Missouri's Anderson (though that seems a bit sideways).
Tyndall is a reach, although I think he is gone. Rumor has it Bradley is looking at him. If Tyndall does leave Morehead St I would love to see Kelly Wells get the job. He's done pretty good at Pikeville.
The only job I see Mike Anderson leaving Missouri for is Arkansas if it comes open.