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Turner Gill: The Resume

Turner Gill, in this undated photo, started his coaching career as an understudy to Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne and ascended to assistant head coach under Frank Solich.

Turner Gill, in this undated photo, started his coaching career as an understudy to Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne and ascended to assistant head coach under Frank Solich.

December 12, 2009

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Kansas Head Football Coach Turner Gill

Turner Gill was named the head coach of the Kansas football team Sunday, December 15, 2009.

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Turner Gill - Speechless after MAC Championship 2008

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Turner Gill's 40-yard run vs. Oklahoma in 1983

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Turner Gill stays in Buffalo

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2006-present - Buffalo Bulls

Head coach

  • 20-30 overall
  • Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year, 2007
  • MAC Championship, 2008
  • Led Bulls to first-ever bowl appearance, 2009 (2008 season)
  • Inherited program with 12 victories in past eight seasons

2005 - Green Bay Packers

Player development coordinator, offensive assistant

1992-2004 - Nebraska Cornhuskers

Wide receivers coach (2004)

Assistant head coach (2003)

Quarterbacks coach (1992-2002)

Player Development Director

  • Coached All-American quarterback Tommy Frazier
  • Coached Heisman-winning quarterback Eric Crouch
  • Finalist for Frank Broyles Award, best assistant coach (2002)

1991 - Southern Methodist Mustangs

Receivers coach

1990 - University of North Texas

Student

  • Earned bachelor's in Behavior Analysis

1986-1988 - Cleveland Indians

Shortstop

  • Played three seasons in the Cleveland Indians minor league system
  • Recorded a .199 batting average at A and AA levels

1984-1985 - Montreal Concordes

Quarterback

  • Led Canadian Football League team to two playoff berths

1980-1983 - Nebraska Cornhuskers

Quarterback

  • Heisman Trophy finalist (1983)
  • Named to All-Decade Big Eight team
  • 28-2 (20-0 Big Eight) record as starter

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