The Kansas Jayhawks got spackled, 59-21, by rival Kansas State on Saturday, dropping them to 2-5 and 0-4 in the Big 12. Coach Turner Gill is now 5-14 (and 1-11 in conference) since coming over from the Buffalo Bulls, and by any measure Kansas has been one of the country's worst teams over the last two years.
If he wasn't already on the hot seat, athletic director Sheahon Zenger's comments after the K-State loss squarely placed him on the burner. Zenger said, "We will get this thing fixed," and added:
"We continue to evaluate the program on a week-by-week basis at the University of Kansas," Zenger continued. "We will never make a complete evaluation until the season is over and the body of work is in."
For his part, Gill believes the Jayhawks can get this thing turned around:
We just tell them to keep on working. That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to keep on working and continue to improve as the football team and as a coach. We're going to continue to evaluate where we're at and our schemes offensively and defensively and also what the things we're doing personnel wise. Our guys gotta keep on battling and they will. We'll come back and get them back into focus and get them ready to play a good football game next week.