Ridiculously high coaching turnover qualifies as one of many reasons the Kansas University football program is coming off its worst five-year run (12-48) in history. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University football's last victory away from Memorial Stadium and Lawrence came four-and-a-half seasons ago in El Paso, Texas, against UTEP. Columnist Tom Keegan picks apart the Jayhawks' 27-game road losing streak.
The inevitable roster upheaval that occurs when coaching changes take place in college football makes it particularly difficult to try to forecast starters, just shy of four months from the season-opener. But for the purpose of looking at Turner Gill’s impact on the Kansas University football program during his two-year stay, let’s give it a try.
Former Kansas coach Turner Gill was introduced as the new coach of Liberty University on Thursday. And he might not be the only member of the 2011 KU coaching staff that ends up there.
Former Kansas coach Turner Gill has been hired as the eighth coach at Liberty University — an FCS school in Lynchburg, Va.
Kansas junior linebacker Toben Opurum — like many of his teammates — emerged from his final meeting with Turner Gill wishing he could have done more.
His goal was to turn Kansas University football into a dynasty, but the experiment ended with him going down as one of the least successful coaches in school history.
Kansas University football coach Turner Gill said after Saturday’s 24-10 loss to arch-rival Missouri that he believed he would be back at Kansas for a third season in 2012.
Two years ago, after Mark Mangino had just coached his final game for Kansas University with a loss to Missouri and a seven-game losing streak, he spoke into a microphone on the table in front of him. His last words after eight years on the job: “I will tell you that I may be one of the more pleasant people to deal with in college football. Trust me.”
If Kansas University football coach Turner Gill could get his players to execute on the field the way he has them talking in the media room, he might be on to something.
Former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne may have shaped the way Kansas University coach Turner Gill looked at football, but this week’s opponent, Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman, helped Gill organize those views.
With the losses mounting and the embarrassment escalating, even Kansas University football players are starting to realize that coach Turner Gill’s future at KU may be in jeopardy.
With one more successful play from his offense Saturday, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill could have ended a seven-game losing streak, made irrelevant blowing a 21-point fourth-quarter lead and drawn praise for having had the guts to fly in the face of conventional wisdom.
Sunday, after weeks of delaying, Missouri University officially announced its intention to join the SEC in 2012. Monday, on the Big 12 coaches teleconference, Gill echoed the comments shared by men’s basketball coach Bill Self, athletic director Sheahon Zenger and Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.
It doesn’t take much to figure out how fans feel about the current state of Kansas University football program.