Norwood Teague starting his new job as Athletic Director at the University of Minnesota Monday and he said they are close to working out a long term contract for Men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith.  He says they may have an announcement soon.  Teague inherits a department that has stability in his 3 revenue sports.  Jerry Kill is locked up to a long term contract as football coach and Don Lucia is firmly entrenced as head men’s hockey coach.

Teague says they are in the final stages of talks with Tubby Smith’s agent.  Teague comes to Minnesota from Virginia Commonwealth.