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Cliff's Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 9/13/11

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Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his weekly press conference today.

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Full audio has been posted.

Gill said KU's fans have been tremendous in the Jayhawks' two home games. He appreciates it, and his players and coaches do, too.

• Receivers Daymond Patterson and JaCorey Shepherd are out for the Georgia Tech game. Shepherd's injury is anticipated to be short term. The bye week after the Georgia Tech game could help KU in that respect.

This past offseason, KU's coaches evaluated everything in terms of conditioning. They put together a plan to try to get the players better.

Gill says the biggest key for his team against Georgia Tech's offense is to tackle well. Last year against Georgia Tech, KU's defense tackled well and created a few turnovers.

Linebacker Tunde Bakare is probable for the Georgia Tech game. Gill anticipates that he will play. The coaches feel good about Bakare's progress this season.

• Gill believes his team will be more prepared for its first road game this year. Many players are back from last year, and the coaching staff has been here more than one year now.

Gill says it's OK to call KU's running back as QB formation "The Wildcat." It's less confusing for people that way because it's the formation's common name. He's not concerned that the name is also the mascot of one of KU's biggest rivals.

Comments

Ben Kane 8 years, 6 months ago

i liked the idea of calling it the jayhawk formation.

haydenhawkco 8 years, 6 months ago

We still love you Jesse! Tait is getting all the attention right now with conf realignment. Thanks for the notes

79ictjhawk 8 years, 6 months ago

Do we have to dumb everything down? Please keep calling it the Jayhawk formation anyway. If someone is confused, they'll figure it out eventually.

KU_Alumn_2000 8 years, 6 months ago

Jesse - In one of the upcoming press conferences...can you ask Coach about what our future recruiting is looking like with respect to our defensive line ?

Just curious if we have hope here. The cupboard is bare within this group...and we didn't see very much attention recruiting this group in last year's class. Regarding the 2012 recruiting class...so far we're not seeing much hope either.

Coach is gradually solidifying several positions...but boy if we can shore up our D-line and get some talent in here...this program will start to take off.

Thanks Jesse

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