Smith welcomes challenge to make Gophers a winner
MINNEAPOLIS -- As Tubby Smith walked to the podium at Williams Arena, hundreds of Golden Gopher fans showered him with chants of "Tubby! Tubby!"
He looked at the adoring faithful of his new school and beamed.
"This is what it's all about," Smith said Friday after being introduced as the new coach at Minnesota. "I feel the love already."
It was quite a change for Smith, dogged by criticism from
Kentucky's notoriously demanding "Big Blue Nation." Wildcat ...
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Tubby Smith Leaves Kentucky
• Smith leaving UK for Minnesota
• Smith unaware of Agent's dealings
• Smith gets warm welcome at Minnesota
• Smith talks about leaving UK
• Katz: How Minnesota got Smith
• Forde: Smith kept Kentucky in the dark
• Forde: Everybody wins
• Wojciechowski: Sweet 16 or coaching auditions?
• Smith on "Mike & Mike"
• Andy Katz on the process that led Smith to Minnesota and his potential replacements.
• Doug Gottlieb thinks Minnesota is a better fit for Smith.
• Jay Bilas is happy Smith is moving on, and on his own terms.