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Turner Gill, who was fired after a disastrous run at Kansas, was named the new head football coach at Liberty University Thursday.
"In our search for a new head football coach, almost every adviser recommended Turner Gill," chancellor and president Jerry Falwell Jr. said in a release from the Christian university.
"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."
Liberty is a steep drop on the coaching ladder from Big 12 Kansas, where the 49-year-old Gill went 5-19 in two seasons. He was replaced by former Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis.
Gill will take over from Danny Rocco, who departed to take the top job at Richmond.
Liberty, located in Lynchburg, Va., plays in the Big South conference of the FCS (formerly called Division I-AA), and went 7-4 (5-1 Big South) this season.
Gill was one of the hottest coaches in the nation following the 2008 season, when he led unheralded Buffalo to the MAC championship. Gill interviewed for openings at Auburn and Syracuse, but was passed over, and was hired by Kansas a year later.
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This recruiting blurb is so chock full of teh awesome that I hardly know where to begin.
But lemme try, anyway: Charlie Weis, “known mostly for his recruiting prowess”, has picked up his first commitment at Kansas, a seventy-inch tall, 160-pound receiver whose dad coached for Weis at Notre Dame and whose high school coach is joining Weis’ Jayhawk staff. Sounds like Charlie...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Charlie Weis leans forward in his chair behind a wide desk inside the Kansas football facility, reaches out to shake hands and then tries to stifle a yawn.
On Friday, the world was an uncomplicated place for Tre Parmalee, as he prepared to take his official visit to Northern Illinois - where he was committed to play football. A call from Charlie Weis and an offer from the University of Kansas threw a wrench into things, however, and on Tuesday he went with his heart. Parmalee is a Jayhawk.
At his introductory press conference Friday, Charlie Weis promised a quick resolution to the matter of hiring a coaching staff. With Reggie Mitchell already on board, Tuesday the first additional pieces fell into place, in the form of Tim Grunhard - who will take over the offensive line - and Ron Powlus - who will handle the quarterbacks.
Kansas football coach Charlie Weis graduated from Notre Dame, and like most college alums, holds his alma mater...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Charlie Weis is guaranteed $2.5 million annually over the course of his five-year deal with Kansas, along with incentives that could push the total over $3 million.
Charlie Weis is guaranteed $2.5 million annually over the course of his five-year deal with Kansas, along with incentives that could push the total over $3 million. A copy of the contract, which is dated Dec. 9, was obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. Weis' base salary is $230,000, though he is also in line for an additional $2.27 million in "professional services...
New Kansas coach Charlie Weis is dipping into the local high school scene to get his new offensive line coach. Weis announced Tuesday that Bishop Miege HS coach Tim Grunhard will join his staff as Jayhawks’ new O-line coach effective Jan. 1. Grunhard, like Weis, is a Notre Dame graduate (1990) and played for the Kansas City…
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Charlie Weis is guaranteed $2.5 million annually over the course of his five-year deal with Kansas, along with incentives that could push the total over $3 million.
“At the end of the day, the job that they laid in front of me was a job that anyone with really common sense in my position would take. It was a very sound presentation and it was a very, very, very good job offer that our family collectively said was just too good to pass up.” — Charlie Weis
One of the first decisions Gators head coach Will Muschamp made following the departure of Charlie Weis was to name assistant Brian White the interim offensive coordinator.
The Gators face Ohio State on Jan. 2 in the Gator Bowl, and with Muschamp placing a heavy emphasis on taking his time on what he calls a "critical hire,'' he tabbed White to call the plays against...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. One of the first decisions Gators head coach Will Muschamp made following the departure of Charlie Weis was to name assistant Brian White the interim offensive coordinator.
The Gators face Ohio State on Jan. 2 in the Gator Bowl, and with Muschamp placing a heavy emphasis on taking his time on what he calls a "critical hire," he tabbed White to call the...
It's that time of year. The coaching caravan is in full swing with movers showing up at doorsteps and college administrators patting their newest hires on the back while smiling like the kid who got a BB gun for Christmas.
Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne certainly looked like he'd won the lottery when he announced Kevin Sumlin as the Aggies new head coach. "...
Florida coach Will Muschamp has interviewed Jacksonville University coach and former Gators quarterback Kerwin Bell for the team's offensive coordinator job.
According to a person familiar with the meeting, Muschamp and Bell met on Jacksonville's campus Wednesday. The person requested anonymity because both coaches wanted to keep the interview private.
Muschamp has been...
PHILADELPHIA -- Archbishop Wood High (Warminster, Pa.) four-star tight end Colin Thompson plays for a state title Friday vs. Bishop McDevitt High (Harrisburg, Pa.) in Hershey, Pa. The Vikings got there with a blowout win the semifinals, and Thompson spoke about the meaning of the win, and whether Charlie Weis leaving as Florida's offensive coordinator changes his commitment to the Gators.