Hartman: Gophers AD happy about NCAA tournament trip, mum on Tubby

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 21, 2013 - 9:04 PM

Norwood Teague said Tubby Smith’s performance will be evaluated at the end of the basketball season.

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regionguyMar. 20, 13 8:58 PM

Having watched basketball at all levels across the country for over 50 years, I can say that if Tubby has other opportunities I would be delighted if he would take one of them.

KBORGYMar. 20, 13 9:11 PM

Sid. We would be bleesed to switch coaches with UCLA next year. Think UCLA wants Orlando (Tubby)?

swingingbuntMar. 20, 13 9:16 PM

Terry Ryan talking about Hick's next 2 weeks being important for him being the starting centerfielder just cements the fact that he will go to AAA and keep his sevice time down to save the Cheapstakes another buck or two. Any REAL fan buying into (tickets,food,beer) this again?

rogermarisMar. 20, 13 9:39 PM

I'm with KBORGY, any chance UCLA would trade even up? As a matter of fact, we'll throw in all of the assistants and maybe one or two of Tubby's new high powered recruits.

goldengoph3rMar. 21, 13 2:09 AM

Sid, everyone knows you're Minnesota's First Fan when it comes to the local coaching fraternity, and therefore your opinion isn't--and for decades hasn't been--considered an objective one. But that's fine; it's ok to be a fan, and to root unreservedly for the home team. On the other hand, Teague is paid to take a critical eye of the program, and I believe he'll end up doing the right thing.

bmonnensMar. 21, 13 6:18 AM

You mention Twins in the World Baseball Classic and don't mention Sam Deduno?

shaggsMar. 21, 13 7:22 AM

thanks for the informative article Sid! You're an absolute Minnesota icon and I am proud of you. Your Minnesota spirit is inspirational. I have enjoyed your insight into the up and coming guys and especially how you stay in touch with the guys who have moved on to other states and teams....

timandtiaMar. 21, 13 7:28 AM

I have to agree with Sid here on Tubby. Tubby deserves to stay here at the U of M as he has had several good years. Yes, the Gophers have struggled at times, but who was at fault, the players or Tubby? Losing Tubby would be a shame for the U of M. All those critics out there, I have a question for you, who would you get to replace Tubby? Yup, there is no one better! Point made.

fishanhunt2Mar. 21, 13 7:32 AM

Compare Tubby's record with the UCLA coach's record and then tell us Tubby should stay? Why are Minnesota Coaches held to a lower standard than other coaches?

jpweisserMar. 21, 13 7:50 AM

timandtia Tubby's record the last 16 games is 5-11. Check out his record the last 3 or 4 years in February. It's PATHRTIC!! While most schools are improving, his teams are getting worse. Who to get to replace Tubby & his $2M salary? Anyone would do at this point. Anyone with a heartbeat. All I want to see is the team & players improving from year to year. Tubby's teams & players don't do that. He's had 3 consectutive 9th place performances & this was supposed to be "His Year". When a team had 20 wins it was a great year, because you only played 27 or 28 games. With teams now playing 33 or 34 games, 20 isn't such a big deal anymore. After 6 years of Tubby, I'm ready for a change.


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