Tag Archives: Tubby Smith

BBL: Tubby Smith’s speech; Gators come to town

Big Blue Links and sentences for Saturday: “Tubby Smith commanded everyone’s attention by mentioning who wasn’t in this Lexington hotel ballroom. John Stewart, the promising 7-foot recruit who collapsed and died in a high school game as Kentucky prepared to … Continue reading

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BBL: The criteria for a successful football season

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: – At KentuckySports.com, Jennifer Smith writes on the UK offensive line; Mark Story writes on bad football jobs; Rex Chapman and Tubby Smith join the UK Hall of Fame; UK weighs how best to honor … Continue reading

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G.G. Smith to be head coach at Loyola of Maryland

First it was Rick Pitino’s son. Now it’s Tubby Smith’s son. CBS Sports is reporting that G.G. Smith, son of Tubby, has been named head basketball coach at Loyola of Maryland. Smith, who played his college basketball at Georgia, was … Continue reading

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Richard Pitino and running down the succession line

My man Rick Bozich is reporting that Richard Pitino is in talks to be the new coach at Minnesota. Word around U of L is Richard Pitino in negotiations with Minnesota. If so, inspired choice. Bright and enthusiastic guy. — … Continue reading

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Tubby Smith must really want to keep coaching

If Tubby Smith is serious about going to Texas Tech it can only mean that the former Kentucky coach just can’t quit on coaching. Fired by Minnesota last week, Smith has reportedly met with Texas Tech officials about the opening … Continue reading

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BBL: Recruiting updates; UK Hoops gets ready

Big Blue Links for Friday: Quarterback Drew Barker has received 115 letters from Kentucky. No news on Kentucky and Dominique Hawkins until after spring break. Bud Dupree is ready to work in trenches as a defensive end. Kentucky women’s three-point … Continue reading

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Minnesota coaches received text messages about firing

Andy Katz reports this morning that the Minnesota coaches were in a staff meeting Monday morning when they began receiving text messages saying Tubby Smith had been fired. Katz writes: 1. Tubby Smith and his staff had no idea they … Continue reading

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BBL: Despite bug, Kentucky grounds the Flyers

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: * A’dia Mathies’ 34 points leads UK to 84-70 win over Dayton and spot in the NCAA’s Sweet 16. * Herald-Leader photo gallery from Kentucky second-round NCAA victory. * The Cats were hit with a … Continue reading

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One NCAA tourney win not enough to save Tubby Smith

One NCAA Tournament win in six years, even if that win came this year, was not enough to save Tubby Smith at Minnesota, apparently. CBSSports.com is reporting that the former Kentucky coach has been fired and that Minnesota will buy … Continue reading

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SEC: Florida shoots its way into Sweet 16

SEC links for Monday: * Florida corrals Minnesota 78-64 to advance to Sweet 16. * Mike Rosario’s hot hand leads Gators past Gophers in Austin. * Tubby Smith and Minnesota dug another big hole and could not climb out. * … Continue reading

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