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Bill Self, Turner Gill Welcome New Kansas Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger

The Kansas Jayhawks football and basketball coaches were on hand to hear the newest athletic director at Kansas get introduced for the first time. Sheahon Zenger, former Illinois State athletic director who has hired into the same position at Kansas, spoke with reporters for the first time since officially being introduced as the next athletic director at Kansas.

Both Bill Self and Turner Gill said he appeared to be the right man for the job.

"(He's) prepared, excited, energized. It's just going to be a matter of hours before I think the morale of this place has been improved," Self said.

"It was a great speech," Gill said. "More importantly, he's a solid person who I think is very much so the best man for us to move forward in this athletic department. I think our fans will enjoy him. I'm excited to have him be a part of it. You can obviously feel a sense of his coaching (experience). I know he's a very organized person. I've heard nothing but great things from people who know him and have worked with him. "

Zenger agreed that Self was the face of KU's athletic department and rightfully so with one of the best teams in the country. Gill probably has more to prove to Zenger moving forward as his team rebounds from a disappointing season.