Tubby Smith Interviews for Texas Tech Job

Updated: 03/29/2013 6:01 PM KSTP.com By: Chris Long

While the Gophers continue to search for Tubby Smith's successor, Smith himself is already being sought after.

A source tells KSTP's Darren Wolfson that Smith and his wife are in Lubbock, Texas to interview for the vacant head coaching position at Texas Tech.   He is expected to be the front-runner for the position.

The Red Raiders have an opening after Billy Gillespie resigned after allegations he broke NCAA-mandated limits on practice time and verbally abused players.

Chris Walker - who is also a candidate for the full-time job - took over as interim head coach after Gillespie's departure.