Friday, March 23, 2007

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It feels like one of those corny movies where the most beautiful, popular girl rejects the most beautiful, popular guy, and then asks out the average, unpopular guy. Until now, I thought that stuff like that only happened in movies.

Update: ESPN.
On the shock scale, this was a 16-seed over a 1-seed. In a sport where coaches are always craving bigger paychecks and better jobs and more prestige, this was a clear (and voluntary) swan dive down the ranks by Smith. You just don't see coaches leave one of the flagship programs for a school that hasn't won an NCAA Tournament game in a decade -- and cheated the last time it did win. . .

And Big Ten midget Minnesota, which most folks thought would be rummaging through the bargain bin, lands a coach who is accomplished beyond the Gophers' wildest dreams.