If starters flounder, Tubby's ready to send in the reserves

  • Article by: AMELIA RAYNO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 9, 2012 - 6:55 AM

Substituting five players at once isn't common, but Gophers subs say playing together in practice and games has developed familiarity.

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ranger78Feb. 9, 12 7:25 AM

Starters? Who? Williams? If he can't dunk, he's a very limited scoring threat. Ralphie boy? DII player at best. Coleman? Yeah, he's new, but no points in the last few games? Don't you get something? Honestly, how many of these kids would start on any of the other Big 10 teams? Three of Sconi's starters are from here and Tubby didn't/wouldn't/couldn't even recruit them. Tubby's got to go.

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matthewJamesFeb. 9, 12 7:56 AM

Getting to be who cares.

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unlikesidFeb. 9, 12 9:45 AM

This is a game Tubby needs will his team to a victory. WI is very beatable, especially away from home. Play defense, rebound and get up and down. WI want's to play at an ugly snail pace. move the ball, move your feet and get the win.

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philgorngieFeb. 9, 1210:16 AM

Tubby is always over matched against Ryan. This will be an ugly loss to an ugly team that wins every year unlike Tubby's teams

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rssheikFeb. 9, 1210:46 AM

Always negative comments. How about the 17 wins they already have. This is the same team that was suppose to just roll over and die when Mbakwe was out for the season. Haters will always be haters, I for one am impressed with the attitude, diligence and drive these young gophers have had this season. Go Gophs!

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efrik1Feb. 9, 1212:07 PM

Anyone hear the conversation between the Nebraska coach and a player last week? Player: "But coach, they have a 6-11 guy!" Coach: Yes, but it's Ralph Sampson". Player: "Oh yeah, I forgot".

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clintobp10Feb. 9, 1212:13 PM

Is that supposed to be good news?? The reserves are coming in ??? Wow!!...down by 10-15 points and here comes the reserves......I'd say they will end up down by about 20-25 when the buzzer sounds.

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oldmannickelFeb. 9, 1212:50 PM

Is this supposed to be news? Tubby has been coaching this way since he arrived here. Tubby may make a better hockey coach with his hockey line substitions. Tubby's record against Wisconsin in all of his years here isn't all that bad. We have a shot to win this one tonight, so long as the entire team shows up to play.

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woolsey24Feb. 9, 12 1:17 PM

@philgornie: Tubby is always overmatched by Bo Ryan? He has a winning record (4-3) against Bo Ryan. Bucky hasn't won in Minnesota since 2008!

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kebu80Feb. 9, 12 2:26 PM

No talk about the pathetic play of Ralph III? Whats up with that? Watch this guy tonight, see how he is always a step or two slow or late to do any good on any play. How in the world did this guy end up in D 1? Tubby, have himcome in with your third set of reserves!

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