If Texas Tech wants to be relevant again, they’ll consider Billy Gillispie

Billy Gillispie
Billy Gillispie - photo by Pablo Alcala

A&M athletic director Bill Byrne, a no-nonsense guy with an acerbic wit, was once gracious enough to thank me for the open-letter advice I offered some years ago recommending he hire Billy Gillispie.  I’m sure he would have made the call anyway, but I don’t think he was kidding. And since, though no doubt less-than-enamored with the way Gillispie bailed out for Kentucky, Byrne acknowledged for the record that he remains grateful for the way Gillispie resurrected a program mired in mediocrity.

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