Tubby Smith’s Last Year as a Gopher?

 

The Tubster stunk it up at Kentucky his last few years.  He refused to recruit and equally stubbornly refused to make changes in his beloved system or with his Assistant Coaches.  Then the Tubster fled.  TLT ran off to Minnesota.  He’d spent half of his last season at Kentucky negotiating with Minnesota for the Gopher Head Coach position.

Kentucky fans attempted to warn Gopher fans.  Gopher fans simply assumed that the Sports Media was correct and that UK fans were all rabid racists with White Knight cloaks stored in our closets.  That’d be funny to see as I know quite a few Black UK fans who were just as fed up with Tubby and his TLT sports nightmare.

Dick Vitale and Michael Wilbon excoriated the State of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Fans.  Wilbon called us all racists.  Said we deserved what we had coming and that UK would not be a great program again.  Good old Dick Vitale pleaded to the NCAA Coaching community to avoid the UK job.  He pleaded with Billy Donovan to NOT go to Kentucky to replace Smith.

Now, the chickens have come home to roost.  Tubby Smith has done exactly what his Kentucky critics said that he’d do at Minnesota.  That being exactly NOTHING.  He’s losing.  He can’t win in the NCAA Tournament…when he can even get there.  He won’t recruit.  He is, again, stubbornly sticking with his Assistant Coaching circle of failed former head coaches.

TLT is close to being fired.  If he makes it to the 2012-2013 Season, I’ll be surprised.  TLT is 0-4 in Big Ten play and hasn’t even played the better teams in that League.

This surprises no one who was forced to watch him destroy the Kentucky Basketball program.

The question that I have is:

Will Dick Vitale and Michael Wilbon go crazy on Minnesota fans and repeat their behavior and the hateful attitudes that they aimed at Kentucky fans?

Now that every UK fan who wasn’t a Tubby Zombie have been proven right, will Wilbon and Vitale apologize?

I doubt it will happen.  Tubby will retire in a haze of invisibility.  Dickie V may notice and, if he does, he’ll find some way to gloss over the failure of Tubby at UM.

Wilbon will ignore it as he was proven wrong by the failure of Tubby to produce anything.  no Big Ten Title.  Not even an NBA draft pick.

Tubby will retire.  The Sports media will ignore it for the most part.

This guy, though, called it right.  One of the few…

 

 

 

 

One comment on “Tubby Smith’s Last Year as a Gopher?

  1. Dick Vitale is a tool. Wilbon is a racist.

    Tubby lost it after the ’98 season. He thought that he actually won the title. That was Pitino’s team. Tubby did a good job guiding that team, but, they coached themselves to that title. Everytime they fell behind in big games, they went away from Tubby ball and back to what Pitino taught them.

    As the Pitino effect faded, Kentucky under Tubby became worse and worse.

    Tubby is what he has shown at Minnesota. A mediocre coach who is too lazy to recruit.

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