Ugly loss to unranked Northwestern has fans calling for Tubby’s head

Jan 9, 2013; Champaign, IL, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Tubby Smith during the second half against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Assembly Hall. Minnesota defeated Illinois 84-67. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Coaches are the ultimate scapegoat — even if your team is ranked in the top 15, apparently. Unless your name is Coach K, no head coach is ever safe from fans calling for the immediate firing after an ugly loss.

Minnesota’s Wednesday night loss to an unranked Northwestern team had the Twitter-sphere buzzing with fans calling for Tubby Smith’s firing.

Given, this isn’t anything new, especially following a few years of poor play. But considering how the season had started and how the Gophers are now taking a three-game losing streak to Madison for a Saturday matinee, some people just want change.

Warning: Some tweets are more eloquent than others.

 

 

 

Topics: Basketball, Gophers, Minnesota, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Tubby Smith

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