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Extreme makeover

Extreme makeover

It's difficult to imagine pass-happy Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach switching to a ground-hugging wishbone attack. Such a transformation simply seems too extreme.

The transformation Bruce Pearl has made this season, however, is probably on par with Leach switching to the wishbone. Tennessee's head basketball coach has abandoned virtually every concept that made his system distinctive. Consider: - Pearl teams typically play at a faster pace than anyone in college hoops. This year's Vols have begun playing at a fairly deliberate pace, however, as Saturday's... Recommended Stories

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