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Turner Gill Named New Head Coach At Liberty

Well that didn't take long. Less than three weeks after being fired, Turner Gill was named the new head coach at Liberty, an FCS school.

The press release conveniently leaves off Gill's record and the fact he won just one conference game at Kansas, but mentions the win over Georgia Tech and the big comeback over Colorado. It also mentions the all Big 12 players he coached and, predictably, spends a good amount of time discussing his resurrection of the Buffalo program.

Liberty won the Big South conference in 2007 and 2008 and were co-champions in 2009 and 2010 (and also beat FBS team Ball State that year) so clearly they are no strangers to winning at the FCS level. They didn't advance to the playoffs in any of those years however, so hopefully Gill can get them over the hump.

Gill takes over for Danny Rocco, who left to take over the Richmond program, and much like we are hoping Charlie Weis learned a few lessons from his time at Notre Dame Liberty fans will hope that Gill learned some lessons from his time at Kansas. And whatever problems the team had in Gill's first two years I know I hope he does well at Liberty and I'll be cheering for the Flames.