Turner Gill's tenure as Kansas' head coach will reportedly end after just two years at the helm in Lawrence. Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World reported that sources said Gill had been fired as Kansas' coach after the Jayhawks' 2-10 season, and Kansas announced the news on its official site Sunday afternoon. Recruiting coordinator Reggie Mitchell will serve as Kansas' interim head coach.
Gill is owed $6 million over the remaining three years of his contract. Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger announced that Kansas will fulfill the terms of that contract in a statement.
Zenger also confirmed that a national search for Gill's successor will begin immediately, saying "I have no specific timetable, (but) naturally I would like to have a new coach on board as soon as possible."
Gill went 20-30 at Buffalo before being hired at Kansas in 2009 after leading the Bulls to their first-ever bowl win. But he struggled mightily in the Big 12, leading Kansas to a 5-19 record in his two seasons with the Jayhawks.
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