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Pearl grabs victory, Erin Andrews




Where's George McFly you when you need him?

Anyway, thanks, Bruce Pearl, for making us all feel a little creepy during the Tennessee-Memphis basketball game Saturday night. When ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews asked Pearl at halftime what the Tigers were doing to stop Vols star Chris Lofton, the Tennessee coach said: “Hold him. Drape him like this …’’

And with that, Pearl grabbed Andrews, who looked stunned and nervously uncomfortable while muttering, "Okay.''

It weirded out most of us, but Andrews, for the record, didn't have a problem with Coach Handsy.

"I've come to learn anything can happen during a halftime interview,'' Andrews said Sunday night. "I've had coaches run right past me, a coach give me a forearm shiver, and even an offensive lineman has knocked me over. Coach Pearl is an excitable and passionate guy...because I know that, I didn't think anything of it.''

Still, I don't seem to recall anyone ever grabbing Jim Gray like that.

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