Acie Law Named AP All-American (+ Gillispie)
Hey Guys - Just a quick note to let you know that Acie was named an AP 1st team All-American today.
This is a great honor for Acie. He was joined on the 1st team by Kevin Durant, Alando Tucker (Wisconsin), Aaron Afflalo (UCLA) and Greg Oden (Ohio State).
I have also received quite a few inquiries from you guys today regarding the Gillispie to Arkansas mess that has spread like wildfire on internet message boards. I was contemplating putting out a quick note earlier today, but then I decided not to because I do not want to add fuel to the fire. I do not know anything beyond what you guys are reading on Texags and Websider. I have a couple of phone calls/e-mails into people and if/when I hear something back I will certainly pass it along.
The only thing I do know to be 100% factual at this point is that the Texas A&M Board of Regents has a previously scheduled meeting on Thursday/Friday this week. At the BoR meeting this week they have an agenda item (agenda item 39 if you must know) to "execute an amended employment contract with Billy Gillispie". I would be shocked to see Gillispie make a decision on any potential offers outside of College Station until he has a chance to fully review what the BoR comes up with on Thursday/Friday.
The short story is this - just be patient and let this thing play out. If Gillispie moves on, thank him for his time in College Station and for resurrecting the program from the dead. If Gillispie stays, please buy season tickets for next season (heck, you should do that anyway.....)
If Gillispie moves on, it will be ok, he has been a miracle worker over the past 36 months, but there is no doubt that Bill Byrne and his guys will go out and get another top flight coach to lead the Aggies. You can not deny the fact that the head coaching job in College Station is a heck-of-a-lot more attractive now than it was before Gillispie arrived on campus. If he has proven nothing else, he has proven that you can win basketball games at Texas A&M.
(Board of Regents Agenda)
(Link to make a deposit on season tickets for 2007-2008)
I also want to let you guys know that I will try to have a quick look back at the Memphis loss from last week ready to go in the next couple of days. I will also put out a "Season In Review" with a full look back at the groundbreaking year that was the Aggies' 2006-2007 season along with our post-season awards for both the Aggies and the Big 12.