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Turner Gill

Turner Gill

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Birth Date: 11/30/1999
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Turner Gill is the new head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks football team.

Turner Gill was the quarterback of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team from 1980-1983. He was a 3-time All-Big Eight Conference honoree, a second team All-American, and Heisman Trophy Finalist. He finished his career with a 28-2 record, 20-0 conference record, and led the Huskers to 3 straight Orange Bowls. After Nebraska, he played in the Canadian Football League for 2 years and then 3 years as a baseball player in the minor leagues system. He was named to the All-Decade Big Eight Conference Team as the quarterback (1980-1989) and was inducted in the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.

Turner Gill's coaching career began at North Texas in 1989 as a volunteer. In 1992 to 2004 he was the Nebraska quarterbacks coach and led them to 13 straight bowl games. They also won 3 National Championships while he was there. After coaching a year in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers as an Offensive Assistant, Turner Gill got his first chance as a head coach with the University of Buffalo in 2006.

In 2006, Turner Gill was named the head coach of the University of Buffalo, a program that had won only 2 games or more once in their last 7 seasons. In his first season, they went 2-10 and had some growing pains. By 2008, they had gone 8-6, 5-3 in the conference, and an International Bowl Birth. His quarterback, running back, and wide receiver set school records that season. He was a finalist for the Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year Award. In his 4 years at Buffalo, 17 players had earned All-MAC Honors.

This is Turner Gill's first chance at head coaching a big name program with many resources. To purchase Kansas Jayhawks tickets and support head coach Turner Gill, simply follow the online links on our homepage!



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