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Name a Minnesota coach who has had more success than him without cheating?
Name a Minnesota coach who has had 20 win seasons in 5 out of 6 years?
Name a Minnesota coach who without cheating got his team to the NCAA in 3 out of 5 years?
How'd that work out when Minnesota got rid of Glen Mason?
Satisfied with mediocrity? Look at their history prior to Tubby's hire (while putting an asterisk on the Haskins stuff). Tubby was one of the best coaches they've ever had.
I hope they hire someone that will bring a fast pace style. More like Smart and Enfield and less like Bo Dracula.
Correction: He was the best coach they've ever had.
I've lived in the Twin Cities for 10 years and general enthusiasm and interest in Gopher hockey ebbs and flows with success on the ice. There's a large and strong core of fans, but it does not have the larger general interest and support the Twins and Wild have.
Was this year not better than last year for them? NIT last year, NCAA tournament this year. That's an improvement, no?
For the posters praising Tubby's brilliance as a coach and saying Minnesota can't do better, here are his B1G conference records:
3 Tournament appearance with a 1-3 record.
If you think that's the best Minnesota can do, you're setting the bar pretty damn low. I'm sure they aren't too thrilled with the success their main rival Wisconsin has had compared to what they've done. Minnesota isn't Nebraska or Penn State when it comes to basketball. They can and should be better than that, especially with the talent they had this year.
This is why they are Minnesota.
And Here are their records prior to his arrival:
1994-1999: vacated due to academic fraud
Their last legitimate appearance in the sweet 16 or better was 1990
Lets not forget that Tubby went 263-83 over 10 seasons while at Kentucky, including an NCAA championship, 3 elite eight appearances and never missed the tourney.
Prior to that, he took Tulsa to two Sweet 16's and took Georgia to a Sweet 16.
Tubby Smith is a good coach. I don't really see Minnesota getting anyone better.
He went to the NCAA tournament once. He coached for 11 seasons and he had three 20 win seasons. Tubby's resume trounces his.
Doc Cooke was better.
Good for Tubby, but what he did at Kentucky has nothing to do with what he did at Minnesota.
I was an MSU fan long before Jud Heathecote and I never was satisfied with mediocre team after mediocre team. I never once looked at MSU's past record and thought we shoud be satisfied with that because - well, we were just MSU and mediocrity was our fate. A coach is judged by one thing - wins and losses - and Tubby had his chance. Minnesota had a disappointing season and lose a lot next year. If I'm a Minnesota fan I'm excited because it is a chance for a new start. There are three possible outcomes for the future - it's worse, it's the same or it's better. Minnesota fans are only thinking about the last one right now.
Maybe they'll hire Tyus Jones AAU coach?
How good was Wisconsin before Bo Ryan got there?
You might be right. That retroactive 1902 Championship banner looks pretty sweet. So Tubby is the best coach since World War I
Spoiler: Wisconsin made the final four in 2000 right before Bo Ryan arrived.
Outside of the Final Four appearance the season before Bennett got burned out a left?
Wonder if Northwestern would give Tubby a look? Not often coaches change teams within a conference but you gotta think they at least give him a call to gauge interest.
Smooth move by the AD...
Smith’s contract comes with a $2.5 million buyout — a number that jumped from $1.5 million after he signed an extension last summer shortly after Norwood Teague took over as Minnesota’s athletic director.
well, 2 ways to look at it for Marshall.
The MVC is losing their flagship program in Creighton. So that could result in WSU becoming the dominant power.
The MVC is losing their flagship program in Creighton. So that could result in the MVC becoming a permanent 1 bid league which hurts recruiting and results in financial issues.
This post was edited by Enrico Palazzo 13 months ago
"If you have the right to be offended I have the right to offend you." - Ricky Gervais
Yeah, but Wisconsin now has the biggest horses's ass in 5 states as their coach and still can't do dick in the tournament. No thanks.
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