Word of Bruce Pearl's, ah....issues, has elicited much happiness in Illini Country.
I didn't know much about Bruce Pearl's history with Illinois outside of knowing Illinois was on probation some time ago and it involved a recruit. And Iowa. Once I moved up here, I became well versed in it. Anyone that I would talk with about college basketball would mention how much they hated Bruce Pearl. It was almost pathological.
Now, I had no fewer than five people calling me Friday afternoon. They were giddy.
Nothing more than that. Giddy over Bruce Pearl's misfortune.