Pearl not sure how SEC suspension beginning Saturday works

Tennessee Coach Bruce Pearl begins his eight-game SEC suspension on Saturday when the Vols play at Arkansas. Assistant Tony Jones will be acting head coach.
“The only thing that changes is Tony Jones will get a better whistle than I will,” Pearl quipped on a SEC teleconference Monday.
That comment was the exception to the sober tone Pearl used in discussing the suspension imposed by the SEC for breaking rules and then lying to NCAA investigators.
Pearl said he would not be involved in any game-day activities, but he expected to talk to SEC Commissioner Mike Slive later in the week to learn such  details about the suspension as whether he can travel to away games with the team.
When asked if he might send text-messages to his assistants during games or at halftime, Pearl said, “No. Certainly that wouldn’t be in the framework (of the suspension).
In addition to Jones as acting coach, assistant Jason Shay will take responsibility for the offense and Steve Forbes for defense and substitutions.
Pearl noted how coaches prefer to maintain the same preparation for each game.
“The only thing different is I won’t be at the arena,” he said, “and we’ll be a man down.”