Bruce Pearl lands $14.7 million deal

Updated: March 20, 2014, 10:24 AM ET
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AUBURN, Ala. -- New Auburn Tigers 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. He then 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 ...

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