Buffalo football coach Turner Gill interviewed Sunday for the Kansas University head coaching position, a Buffalo News report indicated Monday.
Buffalo athletic director Warde Manuel confirmed through sports information director that KU athletic director Lew Perkins had contacted the school seeking permission to speak with Gill, and indicated that the request was granted.
As of Monday morning, Buffalo officials were unaware whether or not a meeting between Perkins and Gill had taken place, though the Buffalo News cited a source that said a meeting was held Sunday in New York City.
Perkins is scheduled to accompany KU quarterback Todd Reesing to the National Football Foundation Awards Dinner on Tuesday night at New York City's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
Gill, one of a handful of coaches mentioned as possible replacements for the recently resigned Mark Mangino, is in his fourth season as Buffalo's head coach, having led the program to the 2008 MAC championship and their first bowl game in half a century.
Despite recent comments stating he was comfortable at Buffalo, meanwhile, Gill has multiple ties to both the Big 12 and KU. Two years ago, he interviewed for the Nebraska head coaching job that eventually went to Bo Pelini, while his daughter, Jordan, is a sophomore at KU.
Interestingly, Mark Mangino's daughter, Samantha, was also a sophomore at KU when Mangino was hired as KU's coach in 2001.