Cliff's Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 11/16/10


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 re-emphasized that KU's defense played well against Nebraska. The Jayhawks tackled well, created turnovers and were physical.

The whole team is competing well. Gill says that has especially been the case the last three games.

Gill says he and Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy talk quite a bit.

Gill's keys to the game: 1. Score touchdowns; 2. Have ball security; 3. Create three or more takeaways on defense; 4. Continue to tackle well.

KU safety Lubbock Smith is doubtful for the OSU game with a concussion.

Gill believes the potential is there for KU to build a dynasty and build a program in football. That's why he accepted the job at KU.

Quinn Mecham will start at quarterback for KU. Gill says KU could play both Mecham and Jordan Webb.

KU will do different things to disrupt the timing of OSU's passing offense. The biggest goal is to disrupt OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden.

Last week, Webb was somewhat limited in practice. He did get some reps. This week, Webb shouldn't be limited at all.


beenahawk 11 years, 7 months ago

Might as well cut and paste 50% of this stuff from previous weeks.

Move along...nothing to see here.

There might actually be some content to these pressers if the PRESS would actually ask questions with some meat attached. Guess everyone was in a hurry for lunch.

The program apathy has returned with a vengeance. Even the press has nothing truly worthy to ask!

TenaciousD 11 years, 7 months ago

beenahawk - You have my curiosity piqued. What meaty questions would you be asking? Just curious : )

beenahawk 11 years, 7 months ago

1st one would have been why no attempts to pass vertically? Why did Sims see limited action? Why such limited Wildcat when it was somewhat successful? Are you satisfied with the improvement thus far? What grade would you give Coach Long Saturday? Season? What grade would you give Coach Torbush last week? Season? What grade would you give yourself after ten games? Is the program on target goal wise? If no, why not? If yes, explain what you use as a yardstick?

KU 11 years, 7 months ago

You're probably not going to be able to pass vertically when the defense is crashing in on the QB after 2 seconds with a 3 or 4 man pass rush. We got manhandled up front.

Dirk Medema 11 years, 7 months ago

When a question has been asked and answered, such as vertical passing against NU, the people who are paying attention move on. To do otherwise is disrespectful, and shows a lack intelligence/professionalsm by the person asking.

Carter Patterson 11 years, 7 months ago

Yeah, that's right....nobody cares about football. Please.

ampthatman 11 years, 7 months ago

And until anyone does anything that makes you happy, you can sit and pout. No one cares.

haydenhawkco 11 years, 7 months ago

I think you need to move out of your mom's house - get a fresh perspective on things. It's time for a change buddy.

Dirk Medema 11 years, 7 months ago

And the rest of us were just hoping you'd keep your whining to yourself. It had been significantly more pleasant here for weeks. ps The admin doesn't need you to cheer for them, and the players don't need your whining.

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