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‘They could dominate Alabama’: ‘Pardon The Interruption’ says Bruce Pearl great fit for Auburn basketball

Pardon The Interruption‘s Michael Wilbon finds it hard to believe that football is first at Auburn, given the “presence” of Charles Barkley, “the most important (loosely defined) alumnus and human resource Auburn has.”

But that’s the main reason Wilbon thinks Bruce Pearl, “someone who is larger than life and charismatic,” is a great hire for Auburn. Ditto co-host Tony Kornheiser. (Can’t see the video? Try here.)

And just like that, Auburn basketball—BASKETBALL!—is being discussed in earnest on evening-ish ESPN shows, not just with random, unintentional irony on The TODAY Show.

Video: Jeff Poor

Related: Bruce Pearl arrives at Auburn Airport, starts mosh pit with Auburn students.

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