Shooter: Gophers will anounce Tubby Smith deal next

Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes now that Jerry Kill's contract was announced you can expect the Gophers to announce Tubby Smith's new contract extension next. Smith recently said his deal was basically done.
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Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes now that Jerry Kill's contract was announced you can expect the Gophers to announce Tubby Smith's new contract extension next. Smith recently said his deal was basically done.

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