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Turner Gill takes over as Kansas football head coach

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gill.jpgTurner Gill is about to be named as head coach of Kansas football, according to a report at Yahoo! Sports, though University of Buffalo athletic director Warde Manuel told The Buffalo News he had no information about Gill taking the Kansas job.

Gill takes over the Jayhawks despite finishing 5-7 at Buffalo in 2009, his third losing season in four years at the Mid American Conference school. His overall mark is set at 20-30.

Gill has apparently edged out the likes of hot coaching prospect Jim Harbaugh at Stanford, among others.

The new head Jayhawk never played in the NFL, but was a on his way to stardom in the Canadian Football League when he was forced to retire at 23 from concussions. He was a standout baseball player in high school and was drafted at shortstop by the Chicago White Sox.

Gill will be joining his daughter, a sophomore cheerleader, at Kansas.

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THIS JOB PUTS HIM CLOSER TO HIS REAL DREAM JOB OF COACHING THE NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS, IF PELINI EVER MAKES A DASH FOR THE DOOR, GILL WILL BE JUST ONE STATE AWAY FROM TAKING OVER AT HIS ALMA MATER, AND DON'T THINK KANSAS ISN'T AWARE OF THIS, BUT THEY NEED A QUALITY COACH AND THEY SAID HEY, BRING IN GILL, GILL WAS A GREAT BASEBALL PLAYER AS WELL, HE WILL MAKE THE JAYHAWKS A CONTENDER IN THE BIG 12, THE NEBRASKA-KANSAS GAME WILL BE ONE TO SEE FROM NOW ON!
A BIG SALUTE TO THE NEW COACH OF THE KANSAS JAYHAWKS, TURNER GILL, A MAN THAT SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THE AUBURN JOB, BUT I WILL DIGRESS FOR NOW!

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