LE resigned. NOT because he had his picture taken holding a can of beer. But because he was a married man and drinking and carousing at college campus parties after ISU BB games. It was conduct unbecoming of an ISU Coach. LE was given another chance at Southern Miss. and is having modest success.
So yes, I don't know whether coach K contacted Gary, but I'm guessing not.
I find it humorous that people think bigtime coaches are breaking down the door to have this job. Let's face it, he has some problems, but is the biggest name out there.
I talked with a couple friends that are TAMU boosters today. They really think BCG is keeping his nose clean.
I am good with bg being hired here if we can get him to sign a clause even better. Like previous post huggins and k state is good example, Of a program turnaround. I like bg has big 12 experience. If he is the best canidate he should get the job.
Forgive and forget christian. Give the man a second chance.
Like I have said, I am not really in favor of hiring him. Having said that, he would not be sitting down with me to interview. I think JP has an obligation to interview the winningest free agent coach con the market, especially if he has made the effort to throw himself in the ring. That is where I stop with what I believe JP needs to do. After that it is up to him to decide if the guy is for real. None of us have sat down and talked with BCG since he went through rehab. He could be clean, he could not be. JP has to dig to find this out. Don't give me the LE stuff either. Le did what he did while he was the face of this basketball program and for that matter the face of Iowa college basketball. BCG had no connection to us when he did what he did. IMO, if he is hired, he is clean to ISU. If he messes that up and he should be gone. The contract should protect us financially from being hurt by his mess up.
I don't think he gets hired. I think he needs to be interviewed but I cannot imagine the President of a University, who wrote a million dollar check to a guy to leave who had no broken any laws will allow it. I am just saying i think the guy deserves some sort of shot since he has won more than any other person mentioned as a candidate.