Reaction From UK Fans In Eastern KY

Eastern Kentuckians have mixed reviews about Tubby's performance over the years and his departure.

Tubby Smith is leaving the Wildcats after 10 seasons to take the head coaching job at Minnesota, leaving many fans full of emotion.

Smith led Kentucky to the National Championship in his first season in 1998, but the cats haven't been back to the Final Four since. It’s the longest drought for UK since the NCAA tournament began.

The team has lost 10 or more games in a season five times under Smith's watch leading to some fans even giving him the nickname "10 loss Tubby."

Now fans are just looking to the future and hoping for more wins.