Sound Off

If Kansas buys out the final three years of Turner Gill’s five-year, $10 million contract, would the school have until the end of the five years to pay him in full?

No, Gill’s contract stipulates that he gets paid one-third within 30 days of the termination date, another third within 60 days and the remaining third within 90 days. In essence Gill would have a three-month job with no responsibilities that would pay him $2 million a month.


irvan moore 6 years, 7 months ago

it seems it would be better for everyone if tg would cut a deal to resign and walk for a million or two

Dan Blomgren 6 years, 7 months ago

It would better for everyone except Turner Gill. Why would he possibly walk and leave millions on the table? He should hold KU to honor the contract that they (Lew Perkins) signed. And then laugh all the way to the bank!

50YearResident 6 years, 7 months ago

I wonder if Lew got a kickback on that 10 million?

KS 6 years, 6 months ago

Because the tax man cometh! Everyone says the rich don't pay their fair share? Ask Turner Gill about this in 90 days. About half of this will go to the tax man. It will still leave him with a chunk of change, but not enough to live the rest of his life without working. He's too young!

secrettoalonglife 6 years, 7 months ago

Let him play it out. It will probably be the last coaching job he will ever have. Besides, it will take at least that much time to start rebuilding the entire program.

irvan moore 6 years, 7 months ago

i think the reason it might be better for tg is that he keeps telling us about honor and integrity and character, he could lead the players by example.

Joe Hyde 6 years, 7 months ago

I say NO to a contract buyout. KU put Turner Gill under a head football coach contract for a specified time frame and the school should stick with that time frame.

If before his contract expires KU starts winning and going to bowl games, well, it won't be the first time something like that has happened. Same thing if the losing seasons continue. KU has seen it from both sides.

Stick with the contract so that he can bring his recruiting picks into his program.

BruceWayne 6 years, 7 months ago

God needs to tell Turner Gill to step down.

tolawdjk 6 years, 7 months ago

I'm thinking we dont have to pay him anything. The contract was for a football coach. I don't think he is one.

Gregory Newman 6 years, 7 months ago

Why blame Gill for something that has never existed in its history? A winning tradition. What do you expect with one of the smallest D-1 stadiums in the Nation and a city without a viable entertainment package unless you drive for 30 minutes. Its the land of OZ dorothy is still searching until the ball morphs into shape in the fog.

tolawdjk 6 years, 7 months ago

Oh yes, of course it is politics that causes bad football. That's why no school in California has ever won a national championship.

And I fail to see how KU's 50,000 capacity is an issue. Stanford is smaller, TCU is smaller, Boise State is smaller. Further, I can't see how entertainment venues can be an excuse for Gill's lack of performance. I'm not familiar with the bustling options in Stillwater, Boise, or Morgantown. Heck, Manhatten doesn't even have KC 30 minutes away.

Gill needs to go.

Mandie Eutsler 6 years, 7 months ago

"Kansas football dates back to 1890 and is one the oldest programs in the nation. Notable former players include Pro Football Hall of famers Gale Sayers, John Riggins, and Mike McCormack, as well as All-Americans John Hadl, Dana Stubblefield, Bobby Douglass, Nolan Cromwell, Aqib Talib, and Anthony Collins. The Jayhawks have won one BCS bowl game, the 2008 Orange Bowl. The team currently plays in Memorial Stadium which seats 50,071 fans. The stadium opened in 1921, making it the seventh oldest college football stadium in the nation. As of week 2 of their 2011 season, the program's all-time record is 573–560–58. The Jayhawks, have more wins than high profile programs such as Miami-(FL) (568), Arizona State (551), UCLA (540), Arizona (546), and bitter rival Kansas State (466)."

Mandie Eutsler 6 years, 7 months ago

Might I add, one NCAA D-1-a record which is likely to be unbroken? "October 6, 1990: KU and Iowa State end their game in a 34-34 tie,[5] giving KU the all-time NCAA Division I-A record for number of tie games with 57.[6] Since then, NCAA football games have a tie-breaking rule, so only a rule change would allow this record to be broken"

Gregory Newman 6 years, 7 months ago

they are recruiting texas and florida garbage period not their best. I've seen some kansas kids play way better than what they are getting.

irvan moore 6 years, 7 months ago

every year we keep him sets us back 3 or 4 more years, cut the losses, pay him and hire a real coach

lunacydetector 6 years, 7 months ago

is it too late to get mangino back? surely the bleeding heart pansies are gone by now. what idiot fires an orange bowl winner? k.u., that's who.

Gregory Newman 6 years, 7 months ago

hey mr. tolawdjk for your info USC has won 11 national titles in football. KU needs to keep instate lineman home and recruit Cali kids. Lawrence is a tough sell for Texas best. Then Mr. Sundanceweirdo come on now 1890 and you want to talk about a 2008 orange bowl and a tradition from big-6 to 8 to 12? What is the head to head versus Nebraska and Oklahoma? Thats what I thought. For a great coach Kansas is a hard sell. Quit looking out of state. I don't why anybody doesn't look among the high school coaches in state? Its obvious experience is image not substance.

tolawdjk 6 years, 7 months ago

I see sarcasm is not your strong point. Let me draw you a picture.

Person A says KU sucks and will always suck because Lawrence is Liberal.

Person B points out that Person A -must- be correct since in the Liberal state of California, no school has ever won a national championship. However, Person A knows that between USC, Cal, UCLA, and Stanford there are something like 25 national championships out of the state of Claifornia going back to the early 1920's.

CHEEZIT 6 years, 7 months ago

At this point does it really matter? Gill played and was an assistant on a pretty good football team. We hired an assistant on a pretty good basketball team and he did pretty well. The games are not the same and who's to say what time table should be used. I don't have 10 mill laying around to gamble with and really that's all it is!!! Roll the dice and hope it doesn't come up snake eyes!

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