Twitter: Reaction to Tubby Smith's firing

Tubby Smith is out at Minnesota. The coach was fired Monday, one day after the Gophers were knocked out of the NCAA tourney. Smith, 61, spent six seasons in Minneapolis, tallying a 124-81 overall mark (.605), including 46-62 (.426) in the Big Ten. The Gophers made three NCAA tourney appearances under Smith, however they only went 1-3. See the Twitter reaction to Smith’s firing in this post.

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Who can forget this Tubby moment from earlier this season?

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Bob Holling on 3/25/2013 @ 2:47pm EDT Said:

You basically have to win, win and win and finish high in the Big 10. Good luck tithe next coach who will suffer the same fate ad Tubby.

John on 3/26/2013 @ 12:45am EDT Said:

The Big Ten was the toughest that it’s ever been and Tubby Smith played a big role in that.
Guess the Minessota AD wants more. Pride Comes Before the Fall Mr. AD

James estes on 3/26/2013 @ 8:35am EDT Said:

Good luck tubby we still love you down here in ky you are in our prayers

Adam Lushanko on 3/26/2013 @ 8:00pm EDT Said:

Tubby Great Coach do well in next job,but his style did not fit Big Ten.