Penny to replace Tubby at Tiger High?

Kinda looks that way.
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It makes sense! If they can afford to pay that horrible buyout! At some point college may get smart enough to put some performance based measure in the contracts to avoid the buyouts. This is just bad business. It’s appears the only people money off the big TV deals are the agents and coaches.

I got a feeling Tubby is going to get the short end of the stick here. Honestly, Pastner left that program in shambles, Tubby had to basically start over and even so he has put up decent records, they are on track to win 20 games this year. Looks like Penny may reap the benefits of Tubby cleaning up the program and then he’s going to bring Larry Brown with him to dirty it up again.

I have always had the utmost respect for Tubby. It would be a shame if they were to do that, but it would not be a surprise.

Sounds like a Memphis High move.

[quote=“BaumbasticHawg”]

I have always had the utmost respect for Tubby. It would be a shame if they were to do that, but it would not be a surprise.

[/quote] Tubby will be fine with that golden parachute. From what I’m hearing Penny will be coaching Tiger High next fall & will kill it recruiting.

The top two players in Memphis are basically one and dones. Tubby has no chance to get them but Penny runs the BB league they play in. They will follow him to Memphis. Count on it. That’s why Tubby will be gone.