Lexington's Long National Nightmare Now Over

This just in: We'll try not to go all Politico / John Edwards on you here — for the record, we love that site, occasional big error aside — but we've received word from a TV station in Louisville and from another source that Kentucky fans desperate to rid themselves of Tubby Smith have had their wish granted.

At 5 p.m. ET tomorrow, the University of Minnesota has scheduled a press conference to announce that Smith will be the new Golden Gophers head coach. Sources are saying that the most likely replacement for Tubby is Marquette coach Tom Crean (who's married to Jim Harbaugh's sister, by the way).

Kentucky fans have had it just about up to here with Tubby, and now, if the sources are correct, he have the opportunity to coach in the coldest, quietest environment imaginable. Some dream job that turned to be, right Tubby?

Gophers May Be Close To Naming New Coach [WCCO]