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Mike Lichtenheld on 3/25/2013 @ 2:58pm EDT Said:

Just pointing out a typo. Minnesota was bounced out in now what is considered the third round of the tournament (really more like the 2nd) this year. In the season breakdown image above, it states “NCAA First round” staff on 3/25/2013 @ 3:18pm EDT Said:

    Mike, our mistake, and we regret the error. This post has been corrected to reflect the change.

shookwriter27 on 3/25/2013 @ 3:55pm EDT Said:

It’s going to be hard for them to find somebody better than Tubby Smith.

aroznowski on 3/25/2013 @ 5:36pm EDT Said:

I am expecting something big now from Norwood Teague. Tubby Smith is a solid coach that has won a national championship. If Teague hires someone similar to Dan Monson, I will be very frustrated with this firing. If he hires someone with a strong pedigree like Flip Saunders or Shaka Smart, I will be more than content with this move. I’ll just have to wait for the hire before I pass further judgement.

Roger on 3/26/2013 @ 9:42am EDT Said:

Twenty game winner five out of six years he coached. In the mounting expectations, the fans are too fickle.

Jeanne Young Raby on 3/26/2013 @ 5:44pm EDT Said:


Mike Smith on 3/27/2013 @ 7:44am EDT Said:

Your story leaves out the most important part of Tubby’s record: graduation rate and lack of scandal. He ran a quality program respected by everyone else in the Big 10. Remove table showing this season’s won/lost record and replace it with a table showing the academic records of his teams over the years; that’s what’s really important here.

Midlomonarch on 3/27/2013 @ 3:41pm EDT Said:

Mike Ellis the assistant AD was instrumental in starting the Villa7 program. This program brings talented assistant coaches to AD’s around the country. It’s how VCU landed Shaka Smart. They believe they can strike gold again with a coach from this program. If you look up Villa7 the track record of these young coaches seems to suggest that they will be successful in finding a really good if not great coach.