Sad story out of Lubbock, where former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie stepped down from the Texas Tech head coaching position amid health issues and charges of mistreating players. He's had a lousy five years after signing with UK, lasting two underpeforming (by tough Big Blue standards, a one-and-out NCAA visit and a NIT bid don't cut it in the Bluegrass) years there, having a DUI and getting scammed out of investment money along with a number of other basketball coaches, then acting a bit too much like predecessor Bobby Knight and having bad high blood pressure issues that sent him to the Mayo Clinic and a leave of absence leading up to today's resignation.
Somehow, I get the feeling Billy Clyde (as they used to call him in Lexington) needs some serious time away from basketball and the pressure-cooker of big-time sports. For some folks, a year can do the trick, as we saw with Urban Meyer, who's back in the saddle at Ohio State. Others take longer; Dick Vermeil took over a decade between coaching gigs, doing broadcasting for over a decade between burning out with the Eagles and presiding over the Greatest Show on Turf in St. Louis.
Somehow, I think we're looking more at Vermiel than Meyer, unless his financial woes make him get back in the game sooner than his doctors would like.