I am not going to say much on the subject right now because I am still pretty disappointed that he is leaving. I am going to apply the 24 hour rule and give myself a day or two to clear my head and then try to put out a rational note to you guys.
I know one of the most popular questions now becomes "Where do the Aggies turn from here?"
Andy Katz on ESPN.com had this to say:
"Now that Billy Gillispie has bolted to Kentucky, Texas A&M is a coveted job now that the Aggies have frenzied support. The names already being tossed about in College Station: Pitt's Jamie Dixon (who is now entrenched in the Steel City but did play in Texas at TCU), Oral Roberts' Scott Sutton and Nevada's Mark Fox."
I will add, as we said a couple weeks back, Gillispie, if nothing else, has proven that you can win basketball games in College Station. Bill Byrne has also proven that he knows how to hire successful coaches, just see Gillispie, Gary Blair, Pat Henry, and Rob Childress. All we can do at this point is trust that Bryne will go out and get someone else that will continue to build upon what Gillispie has started.
(Remember, Byrne did not hire Fran.....)
I hope you guys all have a great Easter!