What about Billy Clyde taking over for John Pelphrey at Arkansas at season’s end? Of course, this is all just one fool’s opinion at this point, but he does seem to be one desperate fool. With Pelphrey really struggling to put a quality product on the floor, multiple disciplinary issues and a dwindling crowd at Bud Walton, it should be no secret that Pel is on the hot seat. AD’s can typically stand losing a few games until the program gets on track, but when a team regresses like Arkansas has, the solution always seems to be to stick it to the coach. It wouldn’t shock me in the least if Pel is let go after this season as the calls for his head are growing stronger by the day.
This is where one genius from hogcountryonline.com had the brilliant idea of hiring Billy Gillispie as a replacement at season’s end, showing such a breadth of understanding of the BCG/UK situation in saying:
Kentucky let him go because, well, they don’t like being challenged and by all accounts Gillispie was not shy about his disappointment in not having a contract signed. You really can’t blame him.
Of course, this is a sore spot for most Kentucky fans. Pel is one of our own and we’ve watched like proud papas as he’s ascended the coaching ranks. Heck, some wanted him to be UK’s head man after BCG was fired. But he has struggled lately at Arkansas. Is it time for him to go? Perhaps. But should be be replaced by Gillispie? Well, I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. Unless Duke wanted to hire him. I would be ok with that. Definitely.