- Jan 3, 2017
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100%. My old man is the same way. Loves the Gophers but isn't going to scour the internet for up and coming coaches from the MVC. He literally will call me when the Gophers hire a new coach and say "who is this guy?" because he knows I'll have an idea of who the person is (probably)I agree with this. I dont think Dutcher does anything for the casual fan, but neither does Medved/Smith. Your "casual" fan knows only the super big names. I will give you a prime example, my dad watches every Gophers game, if its Gophers he has it on. Beilien was announcing the game the other day, he asked why he was announcing during the NBA season as he was coaching. He had no idea he got fired in CLE. Thats to me what you casual fan knows. Thats why Tubby was such a big move at the time, EVERYONE knew tubby's name.
I think they shot for the last name + young guy and hoped fans would give Pitino time and it would work out. He has been given time, it hasn't worked out.