Former Tennessee men’s basketball coach and current ESPN analyst Bruce Pearl attended Boston College in the late 1970s and early 1980s, so we’d expect that he really let out his hair during that time. Yet even our preliminary expectations for Pearl’s Disco-era hairstyle couldn’t have prepared us for the real thing.
Pearl’s Afro is Julius Erving-esque. That’s really the only way to describe its thickness and its volume. How he managed to fit the head part of the Eagles costume over that luxurious head of hair (he occasionally filled in as the BC mascot, Baldwin) is anyone’s guess.