It appears Lew has found his man. After a little over a week sifting through several candidates and hundreds of rumors, this rollercoaster ride is over. Turner Gill will be the next head coach at the University of Kansas.
Is Turner Gill the "homerun" hire that many wanted? Maybe not, but he does provide a coach who has shown some signs of success at one of the more difficult programs to win at in the country. With Buffalo, Gill led the Bulls to their first ever MAC Conference Championship and the schools first 1A bowl appearance since joining the division in 1999.
Gill will take over the reigns of a Kansas program in better shape from a support and talent standpoint than possibly any coach in it's history. He has a chance to develop the program further into a consistent winner and leave his name and stamp on a program looking for sustained success.
Whether you agree or disagree with the hire right now, the reality is Gill will be judged ultimately by the results on the field. What Gill brings to the table in terms of W's and L's will far outweigh who else was rumored to be in the mix for this job early on. Wherever you stand, it's time to throw your support behind Coach Gill, his staff and as always the players in the Crimson and Blue.
Time for the next chapter in Kansas football. I have to admit, I'm excited to see this one play out. Turner Gill, Head Football Coach at the University of Kansas, Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!