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We’re pulling for you, Texas Tech


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Texas Tech basketball fans are going crazy for Billy Clyde.  Fans are begging Texas Tech administration to hire our former head coach to replace Pat “Don’t Call Me Daddy’s Boy” Knight, who is 48-awful at Tech.  The fans are even bringing up Billy Gillispie’s win over the Harlem Globetrotters at UTEP (which snapped the Globetrotters’ 298-game streak) as a selling point.  And if that’s not ludicrous enough for you, you could always buy a ‘Get Gillispie’ t-shirt to show your support…

E-mail info@getgillispie.com for the official GetGillispie.com t-shirts.”

Seriously.

I’m buying one because ‘Get Gillispie’ is a common phrase amongst my friends in Lexington:

“Let’s go out and Get Gillispie tonight.  I’ll buy the first round.”  Or, “I woke up in my own vomit on some random couch on campus.  I’m never Getting Gillispie again.”

Good luck, Red Raiders!

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

50 responses to “We’re pulling for you, Texas Tech”

  1. Clyde

    Get Gillispie to…
    bang my girlfriend.
    pump the keg.
    potty train my 20 year old.
    be my designated drunk driver.
    make me 5% tougher than you.

  2. wildcats7@live.com

    Always wondered about the globetrotters do teams actually try to win against them?And if they can sit there and hit four point shots from almost halfcourt all day why aint they in the pros?I mean how in the world they do some of the things they do i will never know.Only watched them a couple times though

  3. Mr Schwump

    Dude’s a motherf@%^*r.

  4. phrakture

    I always liked Gillispie (regardless of how rough he was on his players). I still feel that if we gave him a few more years things would have gotten better. He’s a great X’s and O’s coach. That said, love Calipari and glad we did make the decision to lure him here. Get Gillispie to Texas Tech!

  5. mgcat

    I’m actually pullin’ for Billy G here. Hopefully after his experiences here in Big Blue Country, he’s learned better how to conduct himself. Somewhere in that buzz-cut head lies a pretty decent coach, he worked wonders at Texas A & M.

    Just anyplace but here. : )

  6. Tom Blevins

    If the Red Raiders want Coach Gillispie, and he wants to go there, then I hope that’s what happens. Once there, I wish him success unless Texas Tech is playing us. He made some mistakes as our coach, and we did not part ways on the best of terms, but I still hope he does well. He’s basically a good guy, and has the potential to be a good coach. I know my views may put me in the minority among Cat fans on this subject, but I’m a live-and-let-live kind of guy. (My exception to that is Rick Pitino and the Cards.)

  7. HubbaBubba

    Most anticipcated moment, when TT plays on ESPN with Ms. Edwards doing halftime interviews. That will be a hold your breath moment.

  8. stringmusic

    If they hire him, they will have had the two most physically and mentally abusive coaches ever.

  9. BlueFins

    Penicillin won’t cure Get Gillispie. Ask Rick!

  10. DavenderCatTheSequel

    4) Do you know what our roster would look like if Gillispie was still here? It’s ironic this post mentions the Globetrotters because we would be the Washington Generals.

  11. Chris Thomas

    Get Gillispie – if you don’t, how will you be able to rationalize sleeping with THAT piece of work next to you in bed the next morning.

  12. hersheyisabear

    They have no idea what they are in for lol.

  13. Adolph Rollingover

    I will be playing some night golf this evening. Luckily, I now know not to put my insurance card in my golf bag. Thanks Billy Clyde.

  14. Chris Thomas

    One significant difference, however:

    Getting Gillispie – turns 1 stars into 5 stars.

    Billy Gillispie – turns 5 stars into 1 stars.

  15. catfan38

    #6, I agree and couldn’t have said it better!

  16. phrakture

    10) Oh, you mean how two of our CURRENT starters right now are Gillispie guys? I didn’t say it would be on par with what Calipari has brought us, I just think he would have gotten his full roster of players he wanted to coach. Obviously I still would have been unhappy, this is Kentucky. Not Texas Tech.

  17. phrakture

    16) I’m sorry “three” of our starters.

  18. Easy

    Would be a smart move on Texas Techs part . I hope he gets it .

  19. elstie01

    Billy F’n Clyyyyyyyyydde! I need one of those shirts. If someone gets one, take a pic and post it…I want to see the merch before I buy.

  20. DavenderCatTheSequel

    10) Gillispie guys??? Do you want me to name the CURRENT starters if he was here? I don’t want to because it will embarrass you & them.

  21. douggercats

    Pros:
    Lubbock has the straightest roads ever
    Clyde gets to do the “Red Raider Shooter” symbol with the right hand while holding his Jack and Coke in the left
    Bobby Knight has to restrain himself during Big Monday broadcasts b/c his boy got canned

    Cons:
    “Former University of Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie….:

  22. phrakture

    20) You’d have a hard time embarrassing me. I know exactly who the starters would be. I went to school with one of them. Don’t pretend you’re the only person here who knows what the Billy Clyde years were like. I’ve been reading KSR since before Tubby left. Just because you don’t agree with me, doesn’t mean you have to get all self-righteous about embarrassing me with knowledge I already have.

  23. knightynight

    14) classic

  24. Cristoforouk

    Even if Liggins, Miller, and Harrelson wouldn’t have transferred, at the very least Liggins and Harrelson wouldn’t be half the players they are this season. Those two have thrived this year under Cal.

  25. owesco

    21) i believe you mean Jack and Dr. Pepper

  26. OldManYellsatCloud

    22)You talk like Miller and Harrellson would be starting for Clyde. Harrellson would have probably offed himself in a gas station bathroom stall by now. And God help you if you think Miller is under performing now. Liggins would’ve transferred. So your argument really has no ground. Billy G is a headcase.

  27. Goode

    Harrelson, Miller, Liggins (if he lasted)….after that I have no idea who it would be. Would Miller or Harrelson stuck around, I doubt it.

  28. OldManYellsatCloud

    22) And besides, since when did going to school with someone make you an authority on anything to do with UK’s basketball team? I played against Miller and Lofton since like 6th grade, what kind of special inside knowledge does that give me?

  29. Laker Cat 18

    Is it just me, or is the add to the left for LowerMyBills.com very ironic for this article. The headline reads, “If you haven’t had a DUI, you are paying too much for auto insurance.” Hot girl in the picture though.

  30. Davefromthegap

    Where is the closest all night golf course?

  31. jetblue

    This reminds me of a relationship I had in college. I was dating this girl that turned out to be a complete psycho. Some time after breaking up with her my friend started getting interested. I told him “look man I really don’t care if you date her but be warned she’s a crazy B@#$%.” He dated her anyways and had to find out the hard way.

    So Texas Tech, let me be the first to say I really don’t care if you take him, but he’s a crazy B@#$%. I’m just sayin.

  32. sunnycat

    F#@K GILLESPIE. Are you people insane thinking he would have turned UK around with a little more time. Look up some of the scrubs he offered schollys. Let me save you some time THEY ALL SUCK. And if he had stayed PPat would most likely NOT come back his junior year. NO John Wall NO Eric Bledsoe NO DeMarcus Cousins. BCG was in way over his head at UK. UK is NOT A&M or UTEP or Texas Tech.

  33. DavenderCatTheSequel

    I took umbrage to your belief that Gillispie would have “turned things around.” That’s all. Nothing personal. But Gillispie was a f’in disaster. Had he had the opportunity to stick around for a few more years, it would have been much worse than the mess he left based on his recruiting cadre & his belief in the “toughness” coefficient. No way Liggins would have stuck around. He would be playing in Europe or Israel or the military right now. Our roster would be composed of guys @ Akron, Appy St, the Cornell bench, & parts unknown if Gillispie was still here. That’s just on the court. The guy was a PR nightmare for the administration & alumni as well. I hope he dried out & got his life squared away. I’m glad he’s not coaching UK.

  34. Miller and Lofton

    28 You ain’t no baller

  35. sunnycat

    33 Such short memories people have huh

  36. BigBlue1976

    Thank you #32 sunnycat. The two starters (Miller and Liggins) were highly sought after by all the top schools. Also, BCG would have ruined them anyway. BCG sucks! (At least for UK.)

  37. UL fan

    Man I wish Gillispie was still your coch. we would be spanking you like a blue headed step brother.

  38. BigBlue1976

    #4 phrackture. Also, so what if BCG brought them to UK. That don’t mean he can/could coach. It just means he had some recruiting success.

  39. Ronnie

    37. That is the problem for u ghetto commuter school wannabes- he isnt. Now UK owns Loserville in basketball and football. L YES!

  40. kyrobman

    37- It Sucks to be You.

  41. rockatao

    I don’t understand how anyone who follows college basketball would want or would hire BCG as a coach. The man is a nut case.

  42. GODSAZNO

    …as if one former disasterous UK coach(Leach) wasn’t enough!

  43. Big D

    Dude needs a job. I hear he is set to hire Jeanine Edwards(who got the very talented Ron Franklin fired) as a special assistant. She will be in charge of all the most stupid questions anyone can possibly ask answer enforcer.

  44. BlueJ

    If I could vote again, I think I would switch to Drew. That was hilarious.

  45. jacocat

    If Cal yelled at Billy G it would YOu PHSYCO ______er ______er

  46. TexasCatFan54

    As a current Texas Tech student and a life-long Wildcat fan, I hope to God that Tech doesn’t hire him. Although he did show much better results at the programs he coached not named Kentucky, and his constant drunkenness would fit in well in Lubbock (since there is nothing else to do way out here), the way he treated his players (at least at UK) was horrendous, and I would never wish that on any of my peers.

  47. wazzup

    f@ck billy g. he turned this program around almost as bad as sutton. when u name off former coaches, b.g. and eddy s. are the 2 u automatically forget about. its been said time and time again. CAL GETS IT. HE DOES IT ON AND OFF THE COURT. Clyde….the only place he could socialize was in a bar. Texs Tech would be a good fit cause they have experience putting up with d!ck head coaches

  48. sunnycat

    8 Excellent point

  49. InSaneDiego

    Let’s do a “Drew Franklin” and be complete ash holes.

  50. BigBlue1976

    Why aren’t the rest of the comments showing up here!