Billy was here three years and got a much better offer - no big deal.
How quickly people forget.
Or maybe they don't wish to remember....
What aggravates me about the chronic BCG love is that folks tend to remember only that which they want to remember.
BCG didn't take a UK offer that just happened to come along.
BCG and his agent were active looking for something....anything....that would take him away from our beloved cow college.
If it had not been Kentucky, it would have been Arkansas. Ar-kum-freaking-saw. Gnaw on that for a moment.
He was ready to toss us over the side to move to a land of toothless people who don't bathe and who marry blood relatives. Had it not been a departure for a stories program like Kentucky, how many of you folks with your nose up BCG's backside would be defending him?
He probably had gotten estimates on moving his household goods to Fayetteville and his agent was probably already pricing red plastic pig helmets.
BCG was a mercenary. He came in at the right time and fell in to a really good situation. He's a good coach. Let there be no doubt. He wasn't good enough to work magic at Kentucky, though, and it wasn;t from a dearth of talent. Ergo he was a good coach, he is scarcely the Pope. He's not infallible.
Could someone else do what he did at A&M? We'll never know. But he made it clear, via his departure and the way that he did it, that he never gave a rat's ass about anything Aggie. To pretend otherwise is foolish.
I hope it doesn't happen, but it might be interesting to see what all of the BCG-lovers and Turge haters on this board would do if Turgeon were to announce his departure for NCState. Granted, I expect Byrne would find us someone else good - if you give him credit for nothing else you have to admit that he can hire a good basketball coach.
Be careful what you ask for, you might get it. Tech hiring Gillispie may very well help their program. Certainly it won't make it any worse. Oh, and it certainly won't do Tech any good in the Big12 tournament. He won a grand total of one game there in his 3 years at the helm.
For a coach with weapons like Law IV, that was pretty shabby.