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Tubby Smith skeptical of Gophers' NCAA chances after loss

There are 33 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 26, 2011, titled Tubby Smith skeptical of Gophers' NCAA chances after loss. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Coaches usually avoid speculating about the NCAA tournament this time of the year, because you just never know what could happen.

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Sugaree

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Feb 27, 2011
very very disappointing
sle

United States

#2 Feb 27, 2011
this is a stinking, useless team. when is this pc school going to go after kids that care and want to win! that goes for their worthless football program also. a joke of the big ten. terminate your program if you don't care!
The blood runneth purple

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 27, 2011
"I realize my time is coming up short; I don't want to go out like this," said senior Blake Hoffarber, who finished with 18 points and six assists.

Then next time score 26 points and you would be on the frontside of a 1 point win.
bruciejo

Detroit Lakes, MN

#4 Feb 27, 2011
With probably one of the top three front courts in the Big 10, can't get the ball inside, even with a 6 to 8 inch heigth advantage!!
Goofer Sports Is A Joke

Rock Island, IL

#5 Feb 27, 2011
Really? Skeptical? Ya think.......jack.a.ss?
Big10Mark

Grafton, WI

#6 Feb 27, 2011
minNIsoTa!
murial

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Feb 27, 2011
All these close game losses esp. at home fall squarely on the coaching and the lack of mental toughness which should be drilled into the team by Tubby. It's not happening.
stadium4U

Wentzville, MO

#8 Feb 27, 2011
Well Tubby, thanks for finally grasping the obvious. Step 2 is fixing the problem. I see you have no real prospects for next year either. You've done a bang-up job of recruiting. I'd like to personally thank you for reminding why I dumped my season ticktets 5 years ago.
stadium4U

Wentzville, MO

#9 Feb 27, 2011
The blood runneth purple wrote:
"I realize my time is coming up short; I don't want to go out like this," said senior Blake Hoffarber, who finished with 18 points and six assists.
Then next time score 26 points and you would be on the frontside of a 1 point win.
Anoter idiot who thinks it's Blake's fault....another reason the Gophers will never be relevant. Bad administration, clueless fan base.
Gcracker

Rochester, MN

#10 Feb 27, 2011
What?!? Tubby is skeptical of the Gophers making the NCAA tournament this year? Wow...that's almost as shocking as Kurt Rambis admitting that the Timberwolves will likely miss the NBA playoffs this year.

Bud Grant rules

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Feb 27, 2011
Duh??!!!
Zeke

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Feb 27, 2011
If they lose their last two games, and there is a very good chance that will happen...the NIT won't invite them. A 10th place team in the Big 10 doesn't deserve anything.

The chemistry of this team is non-existent...a couple of years ago most would have bet that Sampson, Iverson, and Williams would be major contributors, but as it is, they have fallen way short of expectations.

Let's hope that Tubby won't get discouraged and leave....he's still a class coach.
The blood runneth purple

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Feb 27, 2011
stadium4U wrote:
<quoted text>Anoter idiot who thinks it's Blake's fault....another reason the Gophers will never be relevant. Bad administration, clueless fan base.
Read what you wrote and consider the source.

I was not blaming Blake but just like life stop wishing it and do something about it.

Now go back to school.
Improvement

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 27, 2011
Who has improved on this team in the last 3 years? Be honest, Blake was a great shooter then and still is, actually he was very good all around.

Biggest team in the country, someone has to have a height mis-match, post them up no matter who it is. When Blake has a 6-1 guy on him, post him up. When Trevor has a weak little 6-5 guy on him post him up.

By the way, you can't enter a pass to the post from the elbow extended, so stop having your players STAND there with the ball.

I watched two games ago when the other team switched and the point guard ended up guarding Ralph, so what's he do, run to the weak side WING, set a pick, and stand 22ft. from the basket.

WHAT A WASTE!!! My girlfriend could beat Tubby with his own team and she doesn't even like hoops.

WHY CAN'T WE GET SOMEBODY THAT CAN COACH DURING A GAME!?!?!?! You have to go back to Dutcher, I never thought I'd wish for the days of Clem's in game adjustments, or lack there of, BUT THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!!

Trent Tucker anyone, I'd even take that coach from Tartan.
the real just another day

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Feb 27, 2011
Just another day in loserville...
TubbyTime

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Feb 27, 2011
The more I see of Tubby, the more I see someone who is only here to pad his 401K while his eyes wanderto other programs (Orgeon, Georgia Tech,?). Time to get a young, hungry coach that can light a fire under the players' tushes.
Chuck

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Feb 27, 2011
M - I - N - N - E - S - O - T - A = LOSERS
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#18 Feb 27, 2011
The blood runneth purple wrote:
<quoted text>
Read what you wrote and consider the source.
I was not blaming Blake but just like life stop wishing it and do something about it.
Now go back to school.
Yes you were, Sir. You can't handle the truth!!!
baltic

Casper, WY

#19 Feb 27, 2011
Another season which started out with such hope -- dashed, like so many previous ones! I can't believe it's lack of talent. It seems more a lack of intensity, toughness and "can do" attitude., largely mental aspects of the game. Don't believe me? Just look at the winners in the Big 10! I agree with the coach -- this bunch does not deserve an NCAA invitation (or even an NIT one).
vincent l

Eden Prairie, MN

#20 Feb 27, 2011
hey Gopher fans--isnt it time to realize Tubby doesnt have it?? This is as good as it gets

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