Vols Want New Contract for Pearl

Folks in Knoxville are giddy over new Tennessee Basketball coach Bruce Pearl and the success he's having with the Vols...

So much so, UT Athletic Director Mike Hamilton is working on a raise and contract extension for him.

Hamilton says he wants to make Pearl one of the highest paid coaches in the S.E.C.

The Vols are 17-and-3 and ranked 11th in the nation.

Pearls' current contract runs through 20-10 and pays him $800-grand a year.