(LAWRENCE, Kan.) — The University of Kansas fired head football coach Turner Gill on Sunday. Gill just finished the second year of a 5-year contract that was worth $10 million.
Gill released this statement Monday morning:
“I would like to thank the University of Kansas for the opportunity to be its head football coach. On behalf of our staff, I want to thank the players for putting their heart and soul into this football program the past two years. I hope nothing but the best for all their future endeavors, both on and off the field.”
Gill, 49, was hired away from Buffalo in December 2009 by former athletic director Lew Perkins to replace Mark Mangino. KU had a 5-19 record in Gill's two seasons, going 1-16 in Big 12 play.
Recruiting Coordinator Reggie Mitchell will serve as interim coach until a permanent coach is named following a national search.