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Kansas coaching situation

Posted on: December 9, 2009 10:00 am
Edited on: December 9, 2009 10:04 am
Don't expect official word on Kansas next coach until next week.

KU officials spoke with Ole Miss' Houston Nutt on Tuesday. Nutt then took his name out of consideration. KU is known to favor Buffalo's Turner and East Carolina's Skip Holtz in that order. After the Louisville and Notre Dame hires, Kansas will have the college football landscape to itself next week to make the hire.

Don't know if this means anything but Gill's daughter, Jordan, has begun working for Kansas' athletic fund-raising arm, the Williams Fund. That comes from the Lawrence Journal-World. Jordan Gill is believed to be a theater major.
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Since: Nov 3, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2009 3:07 pm

Kansas coaching situation

Woooooo, being from buffalo u have no idea what u r talking! All i can say to u is give him a chance, he is a no BS coach and he will win there!!! If u hate him that much we will take him back in a sec!!!!  Go UB

Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2009 11:56 pm

Kansas coaching situation

Let's see....UC was ranked 3rd in the last BCS rankings....where was Kansas?  What BSC Bowl games was Kansas in the past two years?  If you are STRICTLY judging the conferences, the Big 12 is better.......but you can't tell me that Kansas is one of the perreniel POWERS in that conference. 

Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2009 11:47 pm

Kansas coaching situation

One of the things I find interesting is that people are only talking about who would make a good coach for Kansas, but I don't know that I have heard anyone talk about whether the coach who is hired will stay beyond 4 years if he is successful.  Say what you will about Mark Mangino, but he stayed after the BCS win and talked only about building the program and worked toward that goal; perhaps he had no attractive offers, but given that Kansas is a basketball school and given that the last coach who produced there took an Aloha Bowl win and moved on, how do we get a sense that the new hire will want to stay and try to become the Bob Stoops or Mack Brown of Kansas?  He may not even want to stay as long as Mark Mangino did.  Getting Kansas back up to 8 wins may not be impossible or even seem unlikely to many fans, but the Big XII is becoming a very tough conference.  Granted, Mike Sherman and Paul Rhoades only have their teams at 6-6, but they are bowling.

Maybe someone like Gill will not mind inheriting players who could not wait until the end of the season to take their complaints to the administration; maybe just because he is not Mark Mangino he won't have to worry about players sandbagging him; and maybe he will produce for a few years --maybe 7-8 victories a year, maybe a 9-win season, but maybe if he has 8 wins a year for three years, he will leave when his daughter graduates.  Mike Gottfried left KU for Pitt with a 25-18 record.  Getting a better job after Kansas isn't hard if you have a winning record and you want to leave.  Ask Glen Mason; didn't he have two offers and selected Minnesota for personal reasons?

Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2009 7:43 pm

Kansas coaching situation

WOW!!!! What a completely ignorant post...But coming from a Kansas fan who thinks one season makes a program, what you would expect. You should be happy that Gill would even consider coming to a school like KU. Beleive me when I say KU is not on the list of desireable jobs. What is ludicrous is you think that KU is above a QUALITY person such as Turner Gill. I would love to see what you are saying in three or four years when Gill puts KU on the map. Will you still be running your mouth and calling him a clown? I doubt it. Mangino was the clown, he couldnt win this year with a solid bunch of guys playing for, you sir are the joke here. I got an idea, why dont you go to Lawerence and see if they would interview you for the job, it sounds like you have it all figured out, oh wait, I bet you wouldnt know thw first thing about coaching...but you do make a good clown yourself.

Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2009 7:38 pm

Kansas coaching situation

It's evident that you have no idea what you are talking about. If you did you would know what kind of a program Turner Gill inherited when he took the HC job at Buffalo and you wouldn't be calling him a "clown". It was probably the worst program in division 1 football. Turner has accomplished quite a bit in the short time he has been in Buffalo. Gill was considered one of the best recruiters in CFB when he was an assistant at Nebraska. The man is a good offensive coach and a great recruiter. I think he would do well at Kansas given the upgraded facilities and the fact he can and will recruit well in Texas. Gill is going to be successful somewhere when he gets a shot at a school in a power conference. If Nebraska hadn't been hellbent on hiring a defensive minded coach when they hired Pelini then Turner Gill probably would have gotten the job there, Osborne said as much when he made the decision. 

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2009 7:08 pm

Kansas coaching situation

Honestly Turner Gill would be a terrible coaching hire for KU.

We don't need to replace a proven winner with a proven loser, and that's exactly what Turner Gill is...a loser.

He's posted a 20-30 record in 4 and is 14-18 in conference games...HE IS NOT WHAT KANSAS NEEDS.

Why they are even considering this clown is beyond ludicrous.  You don't replace a winner with a loser.

Turner Gill is not a good head coach, nor is he a good fit for Kansas.  we don't wish to be mediocre again.

Buffalo please keep your loser coach, we don't want him.

Since: Dec 8, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2009 5:17 pm

Kansas coaching situation

Yeah, I think Skip Holtz is the answer for this one.  He has more head coaching experience than Gill or Sumlin, can sell ice in winter as a recruiter, and has the reputation and name that kids will want to follow.  He was the top choice over Gill at Syracuse but turned that down (and I hear turned down Cincy before Kelly went there).  And he just beat Sumlin for his second conference championship after beating up on BCS teams last year.  I think this guy's the most proven (he and AD Perkins rebuilt UConn together) and this would be a win-win for Kansas.  

Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2009 4:01 pm

Kansas coaching situation

Why would Cincy be a bigger job than KU?  Big East vs. Big 12 in football?  Doubtful.

Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2009 3:06 pm

Kansas coaching situation

If Kelly goes, then Cincinnati will enter the ring.  Quite honestly I think that is a bigger job than Kansas

Since: Nov 3, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2009 11:48 am

Kansas coaching situation

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Turner!!! Don't leave Buffalo, we need u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If he does then Kansas enjoy him, he is a great guy and a hell of a coach!!! I wish him the best and I will definitly follow KU football.........

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