As a Kansas alum watching what has happened to a mediocre football progam under the direction of Fort Worth native Turner Gill is depressing, disappointing and completely expected. This is what Kansas football do. Any sense of momentum the program was gaining under former coach Mark Mangino is gone.
The Jayhawks are 1-16 in two Big 12 seasons under Gill. They finished 2-10 this season, which even in this current system leaves them just shy of bowl eligibility. Gill has five wins at KU in two years, and has one winning record in six seasons as a head coach between KU and Buffalo.
KU will have to eat about $6 million to make Gill go away, an enormous sum for a school that is not flush with cash. But whether the school eats it now or lets him coach another year the money is gone either way. The man should never have been hired in the first place. There was a reason why Auburn passed. He may be a decent coach and an even better man, but the results are the results.
I am not sure if Leach would want this job, but KU would be doing its part to at least call the man.
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