Bruce Pearl dons blonde wig, lip syncs Taylor Swift song at Auburn awards night

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It might be as soon as next season that the Auburn basketball team is as fun to watch as the off-court antics of head coach Bruce Pearl, but right now Pearl still has a comfortable lead in the fun department.

He added to his lengthy list of, um, awkward, but hilarious moments recently by participating in a lip syncing battle with Auburn women's soccer coach Karen Hoppa. Pearl donned a blonde wig and skipped around stage at one point doing his best version of Taylor Swift's hit "We're Never Getting Back Together."

With a guitar dangling from her neck, Hoppa matched Pearl with the Bon Jovi hit "You Give Love A Bad Name" at the annual AUSPY's, the athletic department's awards night.

Pearl returned to coaching last season after serving a three-year show-cause penalty for rules violations that cost him his job at Tennessee. His lip sync battle was not the first time the showman side of his personality has emerged at Auburn. He dressed up as Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn at the school's version of Midnight Madness in October, sank a trick shot in the school's arena and he surprised a marketing class at Auburn last fall, too.

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[Kyle Ringo is the assistant editor of The Dagger on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at kyle.ringo@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!