While Gophers continue search, Smith and Enfield find new jobs


Mar 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Florida Gulf Coast Eagles head coach Andy Enfield reacts during the first half of the semifinal game against the Florida Gators in the South regional of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

As the Gophers continue their search for a head coach, former Minnesota coach Tubby Smith landed a job as the next head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Smith will be replacing interim coach Chris Walker, who went 11-20 this season after taking over for Billy Gillispie, who resigned following health concerns.

The Red Raiders are looking for stability at the position after going through a coaching carousel that included former Indiana Hoosiers coach Bob Knight.

Texas Tech is set to announce Smith as their next head coach at a conference Tuesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, another Gopher target was crossed off the list as USC landed Andy Enfield of Florida Gulf Coast University.

Enfield, in his second year as a head coach, led FGCU to a Sweet Sixteen appearance before losing to Florida this past weekend.

He will take over a Trojan team that went 14-18 this season.

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