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Cliff's Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 11/16/10
Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his weekly press conference today.
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Full audio has been posted. • Gill re-emphasized that KU's defense played well against Nebraska. The Jayhawks tackled well, created turnovers and were physical.
• The whole team is competing well. Gill says that has especially been the case the last three games.
• Gill says he and Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy talk quite a bit.
• Gill's keys to the game: 1. Score touchdowns; 2. Have ball security; 3. Create three or more takeaways on defense; 4. Continue to tackle well.
• KU safety Lubbock Smith is doubtful for the OSU game with a concussion.
• Gill believes the potential is there for KU to build a dynasty and build a program in football. That's why he accepted the job at KU.
• Quinn Mecham will start at quarterback for KU. Gill says KU could play both Mecham and Jordan Webb.
• KU will do different things to disrupt the timing of OSU's passing offense. The biggest goal is to disrupt OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden.
• Last week, Webb was somewhat limited in practice. He did get some reps. This week, Webb shouldn't be limited at all.