Orange again


The sartorial highlight of the first sessions of Southeastern Conference media days was Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl showing his school spirit with an orange blazer.

No, this wasn’t the creamsicle number he wears against Vanderbilt and Kentucky as a tribute to former UT coach Ray Mears. Instead, it was a lighter orange, more tangerine colored.

Pearl said he bought the jacket in the Czech Republic during his team’s European trip over the summer.

“I thought I would break it out today,” Pearl said, who then read the tag. “Burgati. That could be Czech for K-Mart.”