Tubby Smith will be headed north to Minnesota (although that could be interpreted as south)
Nearly (sorry) speechless for many reasons.
1) There's just a small, small part of me nervous because I know Kentucky booster would try just about anything to get Izzo.
2) Surprised (assuming Michigan was interested) Tubby would choose Minnesota.
3) Kentucky fans are just going to swallow up the next guy aren't they?
I think Tubby Smith is a great coach, but he's fallen behind a few rivals in recruiting. Is that because he can't recruit or is that because he's going about things the right way. I suspect the latter, so he's off to a land where he'll be given a red carpet welcoming.
Who will replace him? Izzo isn't going anywhere, but mini Izzo - Tom Crean would listen. That's my prediction. Cue the dominos!
What do you think?
Source: (WLKY - TV Louisville, KY)
Gophers hire Tubby Smith (Star Tribune)
The Tubby Smith Story (Sports Frog)