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    Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    Had heard this earlier tonight that Billy G. called Gary telling him he's interested. I would like this hire. Others wouldn't. I wonder who the other two are...

    Former Texas A&M coach Gillispie shows interest in Cyclone opening | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register



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    Gillispie shows interest in ISU opening...

    Former Texas A&M coach Gillispie shows interest in Cyclone opening | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register

    Dont think i've seen this article posted yet, feel free to merge if so. Certainly interesting.

    If he's worked through some of his past issues, and we can get him to a contract that will be favorable to us in the event that those issues resurface (low\no buyout), i say we grab him. Proven he can turn a program around.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    Wow - that would be just huge to get a name like Billy G. at this point in the game. Please, Jamie - make. it. happen.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    dammit, you posted while i was typing mine up. I'd be down for this hire.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    I can not begin to tell you what a diaster I think this would be. Billy would have to live the life of a hermit and suck up to fans which he is not good at and he doesn't like. He has recruited Texas well, but it is hard to know if that would translate into recruiting Iowa well.

    I kind of resent that one donor is pushing this hire.

    I felt sick last Febrary when his name was being floated out there for if McDermott was fired. I feel sick that it is getting traction right now.

    I too would love to know the other two coaches. I suspect that Fran Frashilla has some interest if this is coming up.



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    Re: Gillispie shows interest in ISU opening...

    got beat to it, mods feel free to merge.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    I would def be behind this hire.


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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    I dont care if he isnt big on sucking up to fans. Just win.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    hahaha, sorry man. :)

    i have always been behind this hire. From back in January when I felt we needed a change. It's gonna take a lot of selling for a lot of fans given his history and the fact that we got rid of Larry for similar actions. However, that wasn't under Pollard's watch (Larry I mean) and with Bergstrom and his $$ behind this guy, I could see it happen.

    However, I find it peculiar that three guys called Gary and he only mentions Billy. To me, that says there isn't mutual interest from Iowa State. Why would they say his name at this point if there was unless things are moving really quickly and he's likely the guy?

    If I had to guess, I would say ISU isn't showing the same interest as Billy is showing. I would like the hire though.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    This makes me happy. Go Billy G!



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    This is really, really interesting. Is ISU referring candidates to call Thompson, or why would he be the one that Billy and these other two coaches call?

    Gary Thompson is very well known around here, obviously, but would someone like Billy Gillispie know how influential he is at Iowa State?



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    If he wins stays clean himself, and I don't mean stays clean and whatever happens behind closed doors doesn't matter because it does I mean 100% clean, AND he runs a clean program that builds men not only to be better to win here and in the future but to be good outstanding men in society that represent Iowa State and it's ideals to the highest level. If he can do those things I will support it but the tiniest slip up and he's gone faster than he can figure out what he did.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    I get what you're saying, there are pros and cons with Billy G. The main thing: he can coach at a BCS level basketball school. He's had issues's and I think he realizes he's pi**ed some opportunities down his leg, at least I would hope so. He should also know you only get so many chances. He doesn't need to be everybody's best friend, Floyd wasn't, Larry wasn't, but if JP does interview him I'm sure past issues will be a topic.

    At least we know some name coaches are interested...but it seems weird that his name was released this early....



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    Quote Originally Posted by dahliaclone View Post
    However, I find it peculiar that three guys called Gary and he only mentions Billy. To me, that says there isn't mutual interest from Iowa State. Why would they say his name at this point if there was unless things are moving really quickly and he's likely the guy?

    If I had to guess, I would say ISU isn't showing the same interest as Billy is showing. I would like the hire though.
    you may be right. otoh, the register may have had an idea that BCG would be calling and Thompson just confirmed he was one of the callers. I dont think its been much of a secret that he'd have interest.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    Quote Originally Posted by dahliaclone View Post
    However, I find it peculiar that three guys called Gary and he only mentions Billy.
    Perhaps the other two are currently coaching.



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