Well, now THIS is an interesting way to lead into tonight's NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 games: Tubby Smith is out at Kentucky -- and in at Minnesota.
I'm sure Kentucky fans' heads are spinning giddily over the developments. Who would replace Tubby? Mark Few of Gonzaga? Not nearly "SEC" enough. Notre Dame's Mike Brey? Zzz. Marquette's Tom Crean? Wasn't he a hot name, like, four years ago?
Florida's Billy Donovan? Only in the same fantasy that has Ashley Judd being hired as my son's nanny... with benefits. Why would he leave Gainesville? Florida has eclipsed UK as a program.
Here's what Kentucky fans are going to find out: Their program isn't what it used to be -- one of the Top 5 college hoops coaching jobs in America. No longer.
Seriously, I'd call Pitino.