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Turner Gill Firing: Kansas Chancellor Weighs In On Decision

The Kansas Jayhawks have officially fired head football coach Turner Gill after two seasons with abysmal results, and the university has already made an official press statement. Within it, KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger and Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little made their reasons known.

“We are striving for excellence across KU’s academic and research missions, and that drive extends to all of our athletic programs,” said KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “In consulting with Athletics Director Zenger, I agree that in order to achieve the excellence we seek in Kansas Football it is time to make a leadership change. Turner Gill is a man of integrity and we appreciate his service to our community.”

Gill went 2-10 this season with a defense ranked among the worst in the country. In two seasons, Gill won only 1 Big 12 game and went 5-19 in his career. This announcement comes less than 24 hours after the 24-10 loss to Missouri.