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Where is Billy Gillispie?

Billy Gillispie is on the run in Lubbock, avoiding his inevitable termination from Texas Tech by any means possible. Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt is patiently waiting for Gillispie to return to the basketball offices once he uses up all of his accrued sick days so the two can discuss his future as head coach of the Red Raiders. On today’s podcast, we discussed Billy G’s whereabouts and what he could possibly be doing as his days in Lubbock wind down.

He’s still cashing checks as he hides from Hocutt, but we wondered if Gillispie is also using the benefits from his contract while he still has them.

Maybe he is getting four years worth of contact lenses on Texas Tech’s dime. Contacts are expensive, ya know.

Dental exams can also be expensive; he might as well get a free check-up while insurance covers it.

Or maybe he’s gone crazy and he is actually hiding from Hocutt around campus.

Billy seems like the type of guy who would even crawl around the Texas Tech athletic offices to listen in on meetings between Hocutt and the team. Possibly even in disguise.

Or maybe he’s just at a local bar, listening to today’s podcast

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

35 Comments for Where is Billy Gillispie?



  1. DerbyDemon
    4:04 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Who gives a shyte? Ain’t we beat this horse to death yet?



  2. Behind Enemy Lines
    4:06 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Loved the eye exam photo. Don’t listen to DerbyDemon. Beat the horse to death, then beat it some more.



  3. Behind Enemy Lines
    4:07 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Just like BCG would do one of his players



  4. I
    4:07 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    REHAB!



  5. Shawon
    4:10 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Nice work, Drew.



  6. Rambo
    4:14 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    You guys need to leave poor Billy alone! He didn’t mean to do it! It just kinda happened! You know, the same way Pee Wee Herman got caught in the movie theatre that time!



  7. Mt Washington Mike
    4:22 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Goes to show what 1 to many pop tarts will do to you. The Health Dept needs to authorize a study ASAP.



  8. SteveM
    4:25 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    I spotted him late Saturday night at the Two Keys lovin’ up on some co-eds. Who’d ever think to look for him in Lexington?



  9. njCat
    4:28 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    I’m sure he’s just out there on the recruiting trail, visiting the mothers of unathletic 8th graders.

    Or maybe he’s hold-out in one of the girls dorms! Love to see Drew do a pick of that one.

    This guy is just way too entertaining.



  10. barn
    4:32 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    i saw him driving down I64 in a white bronco–wearing black gloves



  11. Hal
    4:34 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    so everyone questions billy’s “health scare” right? he just so happened to admit himself into a hospital the same day he was supposed to meet with his AD concerning extended practices. when he was already reprimanded for the exact same thing last season (he knew he would be fired for 2nd offense since his players had already met with AD)



  12. btowncatfan
    4:45 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Time to get Cutler on the case.



  13. UKGuy
    4:45 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Last time YELTON pulled one of his stunts he stayed in his living room eating peas and tuna.



  14. UK Snuggie
    4:46 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    You guys are the equilivant of a Jamaican Bobsled team when it comes to humor.



  15. gottodoit
    4:49 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Tasteless, as well as shameless.



  16. Big Blue Coming at You
    4:54 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    1. “Ain’t we beat”?? Really? Are you that uneducated?



  17. that guy
    5:11 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    I can’t wait till that [email protected] gets fired. I just wish iu had the ballz to fire their bully all those years ago (like 20 years before they finally did).

    Still don’t know how billy clyde and bobby didn’t get their teeth knocked in by one of their players – or a parent.



  18. BillyGsfruitybreath
    5:17 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    He’s @ the Liquor Barn on man-o-war



  19. not funny
    5:23 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Hey remember when that guy totally screwed his life up and was spiraling out of control…that was hilarious! Should’t “try” to get laughs at the expense of others who are obviously out of control. Billy needs help, I hope he gets it.



  20. TwoScoopsOfHot
    5:25 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    After re-reading the article KSR posted a few days ago (http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/8321914/mutiny-texas-tech-coach-billy-gillispie-draws-complaints), this section seems particularly eerie:
    “The meeting was in his office,” a second player said. ‘He had no idea what was going on. When some of the players told him, he said he was going to try and make it best for us and enjoy the career that we have at Tech. The feeling is that some guys will leave if (Gillispie) stays, maybe some of the new guys or some of the old guys. We all have to talk to our families first.’ ”

    Does the “try and make it best for us and enjoy the career that we have at Tech” part sound ominously like a forwarning of a suicide attempt to anyone else?
    I hope that’s not it… this making fun of him will be much less funny if so.



  21. Unfunny
    5:34 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Not defending Gillispie, or saying that you should stop making fun of him…but at least make it funny when you do. Seriously, the kind of guy that is crawling around the basketball offices in disguise? Amateur work…even for an amateur.



  22. UK Jerry
    5:57 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Ha Cylde learned a lot from his last day at UK. You can’t outrun a golf cart chasing u building to building so Barnfart could serve him the pink slip



  23. njCat
    5:58 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like some people are a little oversensitive and others have and undersized sense of humor. I actually got a chuckle looking at Drew’s photoshops.

    If you don’t like it, or the site – cancel your subscription and ask for your money back! I’m sure it’ll really hurt their feelings. lol



  24. UK Homer
    6:04 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    I’d love to see a movie one day entitled “Clyde” that basically shows BCG’s life from 2007 until whenever he recovers from this. If we can’t get an uncensored podcast, then we can at least run with what we “know” from rumors. First, we’ll need actors. Who should play?:

    BCG, obviously
    Alex Legion’s GF
    Jeanine from ESPN
    Jorts
    Mitch

    Thoughts?



  25. DT in DC
    6:15 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Love them! BTW, look what Dave Baker just tweeted. Looks like BCG is at the hospital again!
    http://www.wkyt.com/sports/headlines/Another-ambulance-sent-to-Gillispies-home-169378866.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter



  26. Matt's barber
    6:15 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Drew should be the highest paid KSR employee. Including Matt!!!!



  27. Wendy Colon
    6:17 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    These ‘photos’ are hillarious! Thanks for the laughs!



  28. BlueTexan
    6:34 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    SI’s Andy Katz just reported that BCG has checked into the Mayo Clinic (MN) after another ambulance call.



  29. Mt.Washington Mike
    6:39 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    People like Billy and Bobby bring all this stuff on themselves…. They are “Bullies” that don’t need help… They need their AZZ Kicked and brought down a few notches



  30. Paches O'Houlihan
    7:03 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Isn’t the fourth picture Keith Olbermann?



  31. svobodaman
    7:14 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Just heard on 18 he’s checked into the Mayo clinic to be treated for high blood pressure and ‘stress.’



  32. Alan Cutler's Mustache
    7:56 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Well he’s not in Memorial Coliseum. I checked…



  33. BBNdCP
    9:55 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    @22: Haha, Soooooo true. He knows this game and isn’t gonna go down so easily twice…..



  34. prpcat
    8:57 am September 12, 2012 Permalink

    This post is priceless just made my day a little better



  35. 502Cat
    12:13 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    Nice one, Drew!!