Could Tubby Smith be close to taking over his third SEC program? The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported this afternoon that Smith has already had a face-to-face meeting with Arkansas officials. Mike Jones writes that Arkansas “is close to hiring” Minnesota’s coach. Jones reports that Billy Gillispie “has also had informal contact” about the Arkansas job. Perhaps Jeff Long should give Joe B. Hall a ring to see if he’d be interested.
Smith coached at Kentucky prior to Gillispie, of course. And he coached at Georgia prior to Kentucky.