Saul Smith to coach this season, Tubby Smith says

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Gophers head basketball coach Tubby Smith said Thursday that he expects his son Saul to coach this season despite his DUI arrest, the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press reported.

The Minnesota State Patrol pulled Saul Smith over early Saturday morning on westbound 394 for speeding and driving on the shoulder, according to Lt. Eric Roeske of the state patrol, the Star Tribune reported. He blew a .18 on a breathalyzer test, more than twice the legal limit, according to the Pioneer Press.

The Gophers placed Saul Smith on unpaid leave Sunday, the Star Tribune reported. He will remain on unpaid leave until his Dec. 3 court date, the Pioneer Press reported, although Athletics Director Norwood Teague told the Star Tribune the suspension is indefinite.

Tubby Smith allowed Teague to handle the situation, but he expects his son to bounce back, according to the Pioneer Press.

Tubby Smith hired Saul onto the Gophers' coach staff for the 2007-08 season, according to the Pioneer Press. Saul played for Tubby when he was head coach at Kentucky.

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