“They’re just two totally different coaches. They’re on two different ends of the spectrum,” Witherspoon said. “The way they coach and the way they are is just totally different.
“Coach Cal’s choice of words are a lot different than coach Pastner‘s,” he added.
His deeds are unique, too. Pastner is enough of a disciplinarian that he dismissed McDonald’s All-American Jelan Kendrick when the season was just getting started, and yet he also let his players throw him into a pool during a preseason trip to the Bahamas and penciled in time for karaoke after the Tigers landed in Tulsa.
“He knows how to have a good time,” senior Will Coleman said. “But at the same time, he knows when it’s time to get serious, when it’s time to play, when it’s time to go to work.”