KNOXVILLE (WBIR) -- Tennessee hired former Southern Miss. and Morehead State coach Donnie Tyndall as its 19th head basketball coach on April 22.

Tyndall will make $1.6 million in annual salary before incentives. His contract is for six seasons.

Several analysts and experts weighed in on Tennessee's hiring of Tyndall on WBIR Tuesday night.

Rob Lewis - Volquest

Mark Pancratz - Former Tennessee assistant

Basketball analyst Mark Pancratz talks about Donnie Tyndall and his relationship with the returning Vols.

Austin Simmons - WDAM-TV Sports in Hattiesburg, MS

WBIR 10 sports reporter Patrick Murray spoke with Austin Simmons who covered Donnie Tyndall at Southern Miss. He says he fired up the fan base and was fun to watch on the bench during games.

David Climer of The Tennessean also spoke about the hire here.

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