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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Turner Gill finds a new gig after Kansas

By David Ubben

Turner Gill didn't go very long before finding a new job.

He'll be introduced at 1 p.m. today as the new head coach at FCS school Liberty, a Christian university in Lynchburg, Va.

"In our search for a new head football coach, almost every advisor recommended Turner Gill," chancellor and president Jerry Falwell, Jr. said in a university release. "Every indication is that he is a perfect fit for Liberty University. His experience is at the level where we would like to take our football program. His Christian faith is strong and sincere and what any new recruit would expect to see in a Liberty University head football coach. I think Liberty University and Turner Gill were made for each other."

Seems right to me. Gill, 49, went just 5-19 as Kansas coach before being fired Nov. 27. Kansas replaced him with former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis, who had served as offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs and Florida Gators in the interim.