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Are you happy with KU’s decision to find a new football coach to replace Turner Gill?

Response Percent Votes
66% 649
23% 230
Not sure
9% 95
Total 974


mr_right_wing 5 years, 11 months ago

Are football coaches and basketball coaches really all that different??

How can KU have such a good record of BB coaches and a horrible record of FB coaches?

When was the last time a sucessful football coach left by his own choice? (Not fired or forced to 'resign')

mr_right_wing 5 years, 11 months ago

So would you guess if Bill Self (went completey insane and...) became the new fb coach, he probably would do no better than our last two?

TheOriginalCA 5 years, 11 months ago

Neither yes, nor no, nor not sure. Simplly content that the right thing was done.

irvan moore 5 years, 11 months ago

it pretty much makes sense to hire a new football coach to replace tg, i mean, why would you think hiring a volleyball coach or a baseball coach to replace him makes sense.

Danimal 5 years, 11 months ago

mr_right makes an excellent point right out of the gate. Bill self is the (I believe) 8th head coach in more than a century of KU basketball. By comparison Turner Gill is the 36th head football coach at KU in almost the same period of time, there's something to be said for consistency. I think you can look at Gill's teams and say that they were poorly conditioned and frequently lacked discipline, but no one could turn around a program that was in the shape Mangino left this one in less than two years.

Jayhawk1958 5 years, 11 months ago

Mangino inherited less talent then Gill did. Mangino went to a bowl his second year while Gill went 2-9 and was on the losing end of several blowout losses. The numbers speak for themselve.

r_san 5 years, 11 months ago

Never should have got rid of Mangino in the first place.

Stephen Roberts 5 years, 11 months ago

I am not shocked he was fired... i was shocked first of all that he was HIRED by KU in the first place. What is next, Lisher or Wedd being hired by KU????

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