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Billy Clyde doing Billy Clyde Things

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By now you have probably heard the infamous story about Billy Clyde driving around Lexington the morning he was scheduled to get fired in order to avoid Mitch Barnhart and Lee Todd. Gillispie likely knew that his future was sealed and for a long period of time, Mitch and Lee could not find him to fire him. Well it looks as if the same thing is happening now. Billy Clyde is using up all of his accrued sick days before meeting with Texas Tech officials about his future. Just as a child hides under the bed when his parents are looking to ground him, Billy Clyde is using his legal days of absence to make sure and avoid getting the heave-ho from the Red Raider brass.

Time is running out for the Billy Clyde era in Lubbock clearly…but the real question is, what other ideas could Billy Gillispie utilize to avoid meeting with his bosses and getting fired?

Article written by Matt Jones

59 Comments for Billy Clyde doing Billy Clyde Things



  1. John
    3:37 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He could say that the dog ate his practice notes.



  2. Steve
    3:40 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    What’s that?? I can’t hear you. I have a banana in my ear.



  3. fish on
    3:42 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    i dont even remember that fn dude



  4. Big Blue B-Rad
    3:42 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He could go on a drinking binge, then check into AA again.



  5. wrestler
    3:42 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    You know TT has spoken to every lawyer jumped through every hoop and they will still get sued.BCG will need one more big paycheck, cause he will not get another college coaching job. Is it me or are he and Hal Mumme like the girl you met in college one night when you were really drunk and now you never want to think about it, or have any of your friends know you actually spent some time with them. I want to say yeah we interviewed them, but we did not really hire them to work here.



  6. snoopaloop
    3:43 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Hey, my mom has the car tonight so I can’t meet with you.



  7. Azubuike's Bicep
    3:43 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He could go night golfing…



  8. oh my
    3:43 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He should just take it across the border to Mexico and be done with it. I’m sure the national team there could use his services for 6 months or so…



  9. Pick Ratino
    3:44 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He could go to Porcini’s…..wait….that would only take :15.



  10. Mr.Economy
    3:44 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    PMS



  11. Mr.Economy
    3:44 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Hanta Virus



  12. Yesterdays
    3:45 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    I was looking for some Dr. Pepper.

    I cant remember where I dropped off Jodie Meeks

    I am not tough enough to be fired in-person

    I got whipped…by life.



  13. Duh
    3:46 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He should claim he’s convinced the Harrison twins and randle to stay at home in Texas and play for him, but only for him! If he’s gone, kiss the title goodbye! That should buy him a few days before they get word of it and refute hese claims with every fiber of their being!



  14. ratface
    3:48 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He could play Santa at the mall if he makes it till December.



  15. CatsFanInKnoxville
    3:49 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Military Draft? Could he use getting called up to active duty as an excuse?



  16. Ron Swanson
    3:50 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He could claim that if he’s fired as coach of Texas Tech, he’s going to move the Sweetum’s factory to Mexico, and everybody in Lubbock will be out of a job.



  17. SteveM
    3:51 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He could get himself arrested, plead indigency and refuse to talke to TT on grounds he is confined and does not have counsel present.



  18. btowncatfan
    3:53 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Tell them he is recovering from the bubonic plague.



  19. Oogie
    3:54 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    What a sad case that dude is…



  20. STEVE!
    3:54 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He could say Alex Legion’s Mom predicted the Prophesied End-Times will occur if he is fired.



  21. king cat
    3:55 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    he could cover his eyes and say you can’t see me, you can’t see me.



  22. TAXman
    3:55 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Sources tell me the bubonic plague is going around, maybe he could catch it



  23. Michael Porter
    3:55 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He could blame the internet…



  24. LinkedIn
    3:57 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Billy G now has 4 new connections:

    Laredo High School Basketball Coaches Association

    Hong Kong rubber dog sh** pilots association. (Top Gun Fans Only)

    Friends of Bill W

    Friends of Mitch Comstein – Night Putters Assoc



  25. The Cynic
    3:57 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He could have a tearful interview on ESPN in which he breaks down several times while saying “I just love all those kids so much…” and admit he has done everything the wrong way. Then he could say he had an epiphany in the hospital and wants one more chance to show he’s changed. I bet a lot would fall for it. Didn’t it work for Jimmy Swaggart?



  26. STEVE!
    3:58 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    That’s a bad question, lawdog.



  27. STEVE!
    4:00 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    This ISN’T the University of Jordan Tolbert!



  28. notbillyg
    4:03 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    I’d call that pullin a costanza.



  29. Cawood's 'lil buddy
    4:12 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Alan Cutler could find him!!



  30. MemphisCat
    4:12 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Meeting with his lawyers to get the lawsuit ready to sue TT, he is also talking to a psychologist about the depression/stress he is under working with “Non-Tough” players that it is affecting his health and well being. If his players were tough and decided not to get whipped they would win more games. He is tired of that wimp Tolbert and he will be in the equipment truck on the way to the 1st game this year if he is still the coach.



  31. UKBlue1!
    4:14 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    BCG another Barnhart decision that keeps on giving! I can hardly wait to see his next personel move.



  32. NKY_UK_fan
    4:17 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He could go visit Karen Sypher in prison.



  33. Frank
    4:18 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He could pretend he’s deaf. That should work real well for him since he never listens to anyone else anyway



  34. Invisible Obama
    4:21 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He could say, “Sorry, Not sorry” and carry on about his business.



  35. 10011010110
    4:22 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Man, could 2012 BE any better?

    Beat Louisville in Final Four
    8th National Championship
    UNC Academic Fraud
    Gillispie getting fired from Texas Tech
    Duke Scandal with possible vacating of 2010 National Championship

    God, its good to be a Kentucky Fan!



  36. Invisible Obama
    4:26 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He could legitimately claim that TTU did not provide an ADA friendly work environment. You know, with instructional signs about how to treat people, how long to practice,where to eat his peanut butter cookies, etc.



  37. Gridiron_cat
    4:28 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Possible BG excuses:
    I accidentally locked myself in a bathroom stall
    I was playing nighttime disc golf
    The police officer wouldn’t let me drive to the AD meeting
    I wanted to tour the local jail
    I was over at the children’s hospital…trying to toughen them up
    I was on a recruiting visit to see this awesome 7th grader in California
    I’ve been trying to raise money for this great investment opportunity I heard about at the bar
    I was trying to find my written Tex Tech contract before I showed up to the meeting
    I had an altercation with Randy Travis after church



  38. NKY_UK_fan
    4:30 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    TT should have gone the Memorandum of Understanding route instead of a contract.



  39. enes
    4:31 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Texas Tech doesn’t want to find him until they cut a deal with Bobby Knight.



  40. Dawg
    4:34 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    When Rod Blagojevich needed to make an important decision, he’d hide in the bathroom stall all day. Maybe he could even get Jorts to tag along.



  41. barn
    4:38 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    35–dude you might as well erase your 3d and 5th item on your list. nothing will ever come of either



  42. WestWorld
    4:39 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    I hear he’s on the short list for Eastern State’s coaching vacancy – http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~asylums/eastern_ky/index.html



  43. Chicago Chris
    4:43 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    I’ll agree with the idea of checking himself into a substance abuse program.



  44. gossie21
    4:49 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Whatever his excuse is, I would bet there is a high probability that he shows up to his meeting with the AD there will be “a strong fruit smell comiing from his person” and also likely red glassy eyes and slurred speech.

    Just guessing.



  45. John
    4:50 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Hey I have a great idea. Billy G. needs to be a sideline reporter, asking coaches about the game at halftime. That would be hilarious!



  46. Paducah Patty
    5:19 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    This is like the time George Constanza tried to avoid being broken up with. Just send Kramer over to break it to Billy G.



  47. Hilbert
    5:33 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Go hide in a bathroom stall, or he can hide underneath Bobby Knights ego.



  48. WalkersGoggles
    6:54 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    What is sad is how those fans over at the Texas tech scout sit really think Gillispie has a legitimate ailment.



  49. mocha
    6:59 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Sad.
    He will never, ever get another job coaching.
    Doesn’t he realize this?



  50. Travis
    7:07 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    He was busy reading “Zone Defenses for Dummies.”



  51. John Ellis
    7:47 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    His stuff will pop up on the local Craig’s List any moment now.



  52. Kevin
    9:27 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    The really sad part of his hiding game is this: It shows little concern for the players or the program. The season is quickly approaching, so it is in everyone’s interest (except one BCG) to have a new coaching staff in place soon. Does this matter to Clyde? Apparently not.



  53. blueblooded
    9:31 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    TT needs to just move his office to the basement & fix the glich in the payroll system so that he no longer gets paid. While they are at it, they can take his stapler!



  54. whodat
    9:52 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    he could say he is frosting MM’s tips….



  55. Dr. Kutaweigh
    10:54 pm September 10, 2012 Permalink

    “I needed a drink.”



  56. avoidance
    2:08 am September 11, 2012 Permalink

    He could take a vacation and stay in LJ’s condo in Florida for a few weeks.



  57. Geoff
    3:03 am September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Oh, I don’t know… perhaps he could do his job in a way that doesn’t piss his players, fans, and institution off? While I think it is wrong to be glad for his misfortune…get a clue, dude.



  58. kyblue
    9:13 am September 11, 2012 Permalink

    It was Bush’s fault



  59. Doc says
    10:06 am September 11, 2012 Permalink

    BCG has Panic Disorder. I would bet a testicle on it. I hope he gets the treatment he needs and stops self-medicating.