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Billy Clyde Continues to Make Friends

NBCSports.com today reportst that our friend Billy Clyde is still doing Billy Clyde things. Since the end of the season, Gillispie has had 6 players transfer from Texas Tech, a fairly remarkable turnover for a coach who has finished his first year. Some turnover is inevitable when a new coach takes over a team, but Billy Clyde’s seems especially personal. Of the 6 players who have left, 5 of them are Freshmen that Gillispie himself brought into the program. Overall, 10 new players joined Texas Tech basketball when Gillispie was hired, and as of now, five of them have left after less than a full year.

If there was a book to be written that were the exact opposite of “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, Gillispie would seem to be a perfect candidate for the author.

Article written by Matt Jones

42 Comments for Billy Clyde Continues to Make Friends



  1. arch stanton
    1:49 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    My dad says he’s an asshole.



  2. BigBlueMagnet
    1:51 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    He had to trim the roster. He ran out of restroom stalls.



  3. The champ
    1:52 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Texas tech hired this prick and what did they expect? Good work guys .



  4. Jerry Tipton
    1:52 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Michael Porter has a year of eligibility remaining.



  5. whodat
    1:52 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    just a POS.. pure and simple… and never forget MM fought for his retention until the very end.



  6. dale carnegie
    1:57 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    thats a good book



  7. douggercats
    1:58 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    How many Maker’s did Mitch have the night he hired BCG?



  8. Bob
    2:02 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Does Clyde have a mullet now?



  9. truth
    2:04 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Corey Nichols SUCKS!!!



  10. Joe Walsh
    2:06 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    I Like Big Tits…that’s right!



  11. bleedblue
    2:09 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    billy clyde fricken sucks and is very rude so i hate him



  12. bluebiscuit
    2:16 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    They’re upset he didn’t take them to the Derby so that they could meet Cal, and see what a real coach looks like.



  13. Shaffer
    2:29 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Guys, take it easy! We just lost 6 players to the NBA also. Wait…what? His guys aren’t going to the NBA? SOOOOO glad we got rid of that bum!



  14. RD
    2:34 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    I certainly wished BCG well and hoped he’d gotten his demons under control. But this guy needs some professional help. TT gave him a 2nd chance, and sounds like he might be making them wish they hadn’t.



  15. Me
    2:35 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Sure Mitch (finally) hired Cal – but he hired BCG to run the UK ship. What the hell was he thinking. Oh yeah, and Mitch gave us “coach in waithing” Joker. Well Mitch, we’re still waiting for a football coach.

    Texas Tech’s AD should be fired now along with BCG, before BCG does something to embarrass the school and/or cost them a law suit.



  16. BlueInMI
    2:36 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Guess those guys weren’t tough enough. @bathroomstall



  17. Billyclydethesuperglide
    2:40 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    These guys just simply refused to play with unbelievalbe passion on a Daily basis. It’s that simple,,,,,yes I’ll have a Turkey and Tonic please and a sleeve of Golf Balls,,got a 11:00pm Tee Time.



  18. Bradley
    2:41 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Billy Clyde isn’t for everyone. He WILL win at TTU though, despite how upset that may make you.



  19. wildbuck
    2:45 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    bcg turns over the roster cause his recruiting philosphy is if you throw enough shit at the wall some of it is bound to stick.



  20. Bradley
    2:56 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone in this comments section have 3 BCS Conference Coach of the Year Awards? Just curious…



  21. Podcast
    2:58 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    C’mon guys. Do the Gillspie podcast.



  22. cody
    3:01 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Matt when is the podcast coming out about the BCG era and his outrageous antics? I’m looking forward to story time!



  23. jdl
    3:05 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    18,20 – That you Billy Clyde?



  24. Porcino's
    3:06 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    If those guys were only 2.94613% tougher…and very, very, very, very, very, passionate about this program, they would have still been here.



  25. Utahdrought
    3:12 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Some Got Whipped



  26. CAUKFAN
    3:17 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Is he sporting a rat tail in that picture?



  27. Josh Harrelson
    3:28 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Wonder how many friends he has on Facebook? I bet he de-friended all of them? go sit in the toilet!



  28. I Can Do Better
    3:38 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    18, 20. He will NOT win at TTU. The man can’t coach and he has serious problems. His style is old and out-dated. His players are constantly injured and over-worked. He has a total disregard for player safety and welfare. He thinks he can just stand on the sideline and coach but being a coach of a division I program is more than that even at a place like TTU. He’s also a danger to society with his drunk driving. The only way he’s going to learn is when he kills someone. Then how are you going to feel for poor ol’ Billy Clyde?



  29. Clam
    3:41 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    #20. Do you have three BCS Conference Coach of the Year Awards? If not, then by your own logic I suppose that you are in no better position to defend BCG than we are to criticize him, since that seems to be your standard for having an opinion on him. For the rest of us, we will take suffering through two years of the “Billy Clyde Experiment” as credentials enough to know where TTU’s program is headed.



  30. perry stevenson
    3:48 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    I hate Pop-Tarts



  31. Winston Churchill
    3:49 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    18,20) So, I guess it’s plum-dandy okay that he had 6 players transfer? Including 5 he brought in himself? And after all he did at UK?

    Maybe (maybe), he was a good coach at one time. He’s clearly not anymore. In fact, it’s not an exaggeration to say he’s probably one of the worst coaches in the country.



  32. Porcino's
    3:50 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    You people asking about his mullet and rat tail DO realize that somebody just photoshopped BCG’s face onto a Billy Ray Cyrus cd cover, right?



  33. Bledsoe's Biceps
    4:20 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Sounds like Squiggy is still his same old self. Glad he is now Texas Tech’s problem.



  34. MIDDAY
    4:21 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    This is very very very troubling.



  35. Bob
    4:26 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Toaster Strudel > Poptarts



  36. ZombieLibrarian
    5:42 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    The AD who hired this guy after what went on at UK needs to not only be fired, but he should also have to return all of his salary after hiring Billy Clyde and then be run out of town by an angry mob. This hire was ridiculously bad and he should feel bad. Seriously, how do so many people that are that stupid get in such high positions?



  37. Dr.Pepper & Peanut Butter Crackers
    5:45 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Come on guys, give him a break……..



  38. BillytheLiverKiller
    5:47 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    C’mon guys, I know I suck and I’m a prick, but can we bury the hatchet?? Coach Cal autographed my Titleist, I’m a huge fan. Friends again?? I’m buyin’? Please?



  39. Mudcreekmark
    7:25 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Couldn’t happen to a better guy.



  40. fb>bb
    8:38 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    90% of BBN thought he was a great hire here and 80% of BBN were very upset at the time Barnhart fired him.



  41. The champ says so.
    10:53 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch screw the pooch when he hired the idot. After 2 yrs of his crap he grew a set of balls and hired cal. Mitch fire joker get a big time football coach and then u are the man.



  42. AchyBreakyHeart
    10:56 pm May 17, 2012 Permalink

    You guys are riding the equipment bus back and I’m………I’m gonna try to ride with the cheerleaders…..After the titty bar of course.