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COACH AND PROGRAM
Directing a successful sequel is no slam dunk. Just ask the Hollywood geniuses who greenlighted Caddyshack II and Speed 2: Cruise Control.
Billy Gillispie was a box-office smash during his first season in College Station in 2004-05. He inherited a 7-21 bomb (0-16 in the Big 12) and transformed it into a 21-win blockbuster. Texas A&M had its first winning season and first postseason invitation in 11 years, reaching the NIT quarterfinals.
The reigning Big 12 Coach of the Year knows creating another crowd-pleasing hit won't be easy.