This wasn’t all that much of an upset. The Bruins were beset by injuries, transfers and their own shaky bench situation. After the loss, reports surfaced that Coach Ben Howland would be fired this week.
Chances are, after Florida knocked out Minnesota in Austin with a 78-64 win Sunday, all that job security talk about Smith will resurface. In six seasons, Smith has three NCAA tournament appearances, one NIT runner-up finish and zero Sweet 16s.
No, wait. It’s already started.
Tubby and Minnesota down 19 to Florida. The win against UCLA was nice and all, but may not be completely safe if get embarrassed today.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) March 24, 2013
IF this is the end for Tubby Smith at Minnesota, where would you turn? What’s realistic for what may be the ninth-best job in the Big Ten? — Eric Prisbell (@EricPrisbell) March 25, 2013
Is this the last minute of Tubby Smith’s career at Minnesota?Could be the case. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) March 25, 2013
Not sure if he’d go, but Minnesota would hit a home run if it could get Gregg Marshall … if the job opens at Minnesota.
— Eric Prisbell (@EricPrisbell) March 25, 2013
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