Another round of rumors. The Maryland job has opened up and multiple outlets have mentioned Tubby Smith as a possible target.
Dick Vitale, via Twitter, said Smith should be a candidate for the job vacated when Gary Williams announced his retirement Thursday.
We'll see what happens. It's still early in the process.
But I haven't seen anything definitive that links Smith to the opening, although a source close to the program said that he thinks Smith would listen if Maryland called.
This is Amelia Rayno's third season on the Gophers men's basketball beat. She learned college basketball in North Carolina (Go Tar Heels!), where fanhood is not an option. In 2010, she joined the Star Tribune after graduating from Boston's Emerson College, which sadly had no exciting D-I college hoops to latch onto. Amelia has also worked on the sports desk at the Boston Globe and interned at the Detroit News.