Friday, December 9, 2011

Kansas drops Turner Gill after 2 years for Charlie Weis?

Kansas was applauded in 2009 for their hiring of Turner Gill as their new head coach after he led Buffalo to the 2008 MAC championship. He was a young, up and coming, minority coach with a background in the Big 12 where he thrived as the star QB at Nebraska. After 2 years and before he could even bring in his own players, they unceremoniously dumped him for Charlie Weis. Granted, Gill was just 5-19 in his two seasons with the Jayhawks, but two campaigns is not long enough to judge the long-term potential of a coach. Kansas decided to go for the big name...the sexy hire.

Every sports fan is aware of Weis' unquestionable success in his time with the New England Patriots, but even the biggest Weis supporters couldn't argue he has been successful in either of his college jobs. As the head coach of Notre Dame, he alienated the fan base with his smarmy demeanor and non-stop fade patterns while stumbling to a pedestrian 35-27 record. This past season as the Florida OC, his offense struggled to maintain consistency, despite having talent at the skill positions, finishing 72nd in the FBS scoring 25.6 points per game. In their 5 games against ranked opponents (all losses), they managed just 10, 11, 6, 20, and 12 points. They concluded the season with an embarrassing 7 point output against rival Florida St. Not exactly the numbers expected for an "offensive genius."

Congratulations, Kansas. He's yours now. Good luck in your next job, Turner Gill. You got a raw deal.

4 comments:

  1. You didn't hear? Tom Brady is playing for Kansas next year.

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  2. That's the second minority coach Weis has ushered out of office prematurely. What is it with that fat bum?

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  3. Also, every OC that has come in for the patriots has done well.....seems to be a result of brady and Bill B. not Weis, Mcdaniels, etc. Weis is still getting top notch jobs because of the unwarranted credit from his days with the Patriots. Every patriots coordinator has failed outside of New England

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