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Heard rumors that Shaka Smart could be going to Minny? Would make sense as they would have no other legitimate reason to fire Tubby.
I'd find it hard to believe that UCLA or USC won't be taking a run at him. I'd take either one of those jobs over Minny but that's just me. I know he has a relationship with Minny's current AD so that may play a role in his decision.
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
I was kinda surprised to see him fired that quickly. I guess we will see how that pays off for Minny.
BacardiBuckeye: "But in all honesty I like Penn State, I want to see Penn State do good that's why I check this board everyday." 4/2/14
Only thing I can think of is Shaka is from Wisky and played his college ball in Ohio...maybe, he would prefer the mid-west over the west coast.
I am really suprised that Minny let Tubby Smith go after the success he was having up there. My personal outlook is that it was a stupid move. I can see us breaking even or close to it in B1G play next year from our guard play.
'Respect All Fear None."
LOL at Minnesota's AD.
Shaka told Katz of ESPN that he's staying at VCU in a text message.
Swing and a miss.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
Minnesota fans should get themselves reacquainted with a familiar name... Flip Saunders! Ha!
The guy looks as stupid as Steve P. firing Wanny for Pitt.
I wonder if his legacy as AD will be "the guy who fired Tubby Smith and didn't win a national title in hockey."
With Tyrus Jones Rashad Vaughn and Travis in that state and available for 2014...if the AD gets a guy that can sign them...all will be forgiven (I don't see it happening). Honestly my big thing with Tubby was...it never seemed like he could get those guys.
This post was edited by Lion_in_CBus 16 months ago
Despite the things Andrew listed earlier about MN, I just don't think it's a very attractive job.
MN doesn't seem to have that "stay at home" draw to it that other states do, at least AFAIK. Why stay in Minnesota to play for a program that tops out as an upper third of the pack team in the conference when you can go to Miami, LA, etc?
For a school like Minny to achieve its potential it needs a very charismatic leader to recruit kids there. I think there are some coaches out there that could do it, but it would be a pit stop for them. That said, if Fred Hoiberg can get top kids interested in Ames....Some can do it in Minny.
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