KU coach Turner Gill opening statement after 43-0 loss to Texas

KU coach Turner Gill makes an opening statement following his team's 43-0 loss to Texas on Oct. 29, 2011.

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lunacydetector 8 years, 3 months ago

i can't get my video player to work, so let me guess what coach said, "i realize the last coach won the orange bowl, but he also weighed 600 pounds and i don't."

Dana Brown 8 years, 3 months ago

Same old story... excuse after excuse and so on...

kef104 8 years, 3 months ago

As proof to how much the team continued to play with heart and show improvement, Gill is proud of the team's ability to double the number of first downs in the second half that were obtained in the first half. (2 vrs 1) Not only that, we had more total yards than Texas had first downs. This was only achieved by a strong 2nd half surge as we were clearly behind this goal at halftime. This is an improvement over previous games in which we clearly fell apart in the 2nd half.

Give the man a raise and extend his contract. This kind of spin does not come cheap.

Michael Leiker 8 years, 3 months ago

Hard not to be pissed, hard not to feel for the guy. I do agree that the defense played hard the whole game. I thought I saw a very high level of effort from those guys tonight. Actually saw some hits in this game, and it could easily have been much worse.

At least in this video we finally saw him give us some small indication that he is torn about his continual statements that the guys are playing hard and are getting better. You can see him second guessing himself.

What are you supposed to say after that?

David Lara 8 years, 3 months ago

Exactly. You can tell he is having a hard time trying to even talk about the same issue every time. How old would that get and how hard would it be to keep reliving the same thing, ala ground hog day, and have to step up to a microphone and comment on it each and every time. I feel for him to tell you the truth.

But who am I kidding? Is this a big shock? Hell no. From my perspective, we jayhawks were born in football futility. I'd sure love to have a successful football program, but I'm not going to unload on a guy who after a year and a half has not yet changed what KU football is at its core. Only recently has football been given the resources necessary to win. What we want is going to take a helluva lot more time than this, no matter what anyone says. It's not easy, but I'm going to look at this realistically and keep my eyes down the road. I think we have a good man in place, more importantly, a good man who has surrounded himself with good men. That is what will build this foundation.

And poor Vic Shealy. Talk about "I didn't sign up for this." He is not a D coordinator and he is spread too thin. The timing of Torbush's retirement was just too bad to be able to hire a reasonable replacement and Vic is just taking one for the team. We will have to remedy that so he can actually just focus on what he should. Then we can evaluate him at that point.

The biggest difference is having players that are mature enough to lead, both mentally and verbally, but also physically and in action on the field. That kind of thing can't be coached, not in the span of an offseason or two. Just look at how differently our team plays against backups. See any correlation? We are basically starting what would be backups for most other teams. We don't have veterans that have been in the big games or up against all-americans multiple times each year. Our guys need more time to get bigger/stronger/faster, but also to mature in football decisions, experiences, etc. I'm not about to start worrying about our future no matter how much I worry about our present. Just my thinking.

Michael Leiker 8 years, 3 months ago

Also, I do interpret him saying, "we have to continue to get better for next week" as him stating a philosophy more than him attempting to make a concrete statement that they are continually getting better.

DenverBuzz 8 years, 3 months ago

How is 0-43 "continue(ing) to get better"? Is 0 better than something? I guess 43 is better than 54, right?

46 yards total offense: I feel for the 120th rated defense. I don't mind losing, and losing big, but for crying out loud, show some improvement, fight, something in 2 years.

leonard 8 years, 3 months ago

Halloween comes and goes each year...with its fun and pseudo terror from goblins and ghouls.

Unfortunately for Kansas football fans we have to endure this zombie of a coach year round...and there's nothing fake about the horror.

I've watched my last presser with this animated corpse masquerading as a competent leader of men and football coach. I'll continue like always to follow and support our Jayhawks but our fortunes will never improve until this disastrous hiring by Perkins is rectified.

boknowssports 8 years, 3 months ago

this guy sucks as a football coach, pure and simple. despite what anyones says, this team has quit on him. we are in trouble.

Jeff Coffman 8 years, 3 months ago

I guess that TG was thinking that because he has been taking some much critizism for doing so poorly in the third quarter. He decided to tank the first two quarters to actually make his third quarter look better.

Wow he can coach.

Turner we don't want you...just go away.

JayhawkFan1985 8 years, 3 months ago

There is an old adage, "those who can't" Turner Gill was a great player. He also is a very nice guy. That doesn't seem to be the recipe for a great coach.

Eric TheCapn 8 years, 3 months ago

How about an actual camera and a tripod, LJW? PLease?

jayhawk2062 8 years, 3 months ago

I was at the game in Austin and it was an absolute embarrassment in every way possible.

Here are the STATS of FUTILITY under Turner Gill: (Stats begin 2010 - 20 games)

-Given up 40 points or more 11 times

-Given up 50 points or more 5 times

-Given up 60 points or more 1 time

-Given up 70 points 1 one time

-Lost by 21 points or more 10 times out of 15 losses

-Scored 24 points or less as a team in 13 of the 20 total games

-First shutout loss since 2002 (Coach Mangino's 1st year against K-State)

-Lost to FCS team (1st time since 1982)

  • 1-12 record in Big 12 games (0-12 against current Big 12 members)

  • Average Score in BIG 12 GAMES: 46 -14.....being beaten by an avg of 32 per game!

-Overall Record of 5-15

-Attendance at or below 40,000, 5 times in 2 years. Before 2010, last time attendance at a home game was below 40,000.......was in 2006 against Colorado!!!!

This is a joke. It's worse than ANYTHING Terry Allen put together. They must axe him after the Missouri game. Period. I say save money and hire a great/upcoming assistant from a winning program (i.e. Mark Mangino) or actually give 2 to 2.5 million to a real coach with a track record of bowl games and winning (i.e. Mike Leach).

thepianoman 8 years, 3 months ago

Something tells me TG is gone after this season. I just can't see the players, donors and fans enduring another year of this joker.

Cmill1221 8 years, 3 months ago

We dont pay professors 2.3 million a year!

Micky Baker 8 years, 3 months ago

This is the best audio quality you can get?

Micky Baker 8 years, 3 months ago

Quite frankly, with the way some of these students are behaving, the professors shouldn't be paid $30K a year. Gray Little = VERY BAD FOR THE UNIVERSITY!

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