It has been a tough week for coach Bruce Pearl and the Auburn Tigers, and it is only Monday.

First, the Tigers announced a self-imposed postseason ban for this season due to violations from former assistant Chuck Person that came to light in 2017. Then, it was reported that 5-star freshman Sharife Cooper was exploring overseas options as he waits for a decision in his NCAA eligibility case.

On his weekly radio show, Pearl discussed the ban, saying he thinks it’s the right decision:

Then, Pearl discussed Cooper’s situation, though he couldn’t offer much of a comment about it:

The Tigers will likely face a bit of a rebuilding year in 2020-21, especially if Cooper doesn’t play. We’ll see what happens with the Auburn program starting this week.