GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Real news has been replaced with lots of rumors surrounding the search for a new Gophers men's basketball coach.

A couple of the names that keep coming are VCU's Shaka Smart and former Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders, but rumors are flying about a number of coaches at lightning speed.

All it takes is a quick search of the web to find fans' pictures of what they hope is happening. One photo is from a student at VCU who says he took a picture withSmart on campus on Wednesday. While the picture is of Smart on campus, we don't know when it was taken.

The rest of the photos we found were all altered, meaning they are anything but real.

As for the real news, VCU hopes to reach an agreement to restructure Smart's contract by the end of the week, according to the USA Today.

There is no word on a timeline for the Gopher's search.

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