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Pressure goes with the territory

Tubby Smith left Kentucky for a place where expectations aren't as high. Story

Updated: March 23, 2007, 3:24 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

It wasn't just Kentucky fans who got their wish when Tubby Smith surprisingly bolted to Minnesota.

Tubby got his wish, too.

Tubby and Kentucky fans finally agreed on something. Many of the Wildcats faithful wanted him gone, and he seemed to be just as eager to leave.

Truth is, Tubby folded beneath the pressure to win, and all his tough talk about how he was unaffected by the high expectations in Lexington was just good, old-fashioned bull.

Tubby felt underappreciated, ...

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