Turner Gill retiring after coaching Liberty for 7 seasons
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty coach Turner Gill is retiring.
Gill and the school made the announcement Monday. Liberty finished 6-6 this season.
The 56-year-old Gill just completed his seventh season at Liberty. His teams went 47-35 during his tenure and made the transition from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision. Before the transition, he guided the Flames to four Big South championships and their first FCS playoff appearance in 2014.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has hired former assistant coach Ron Brown to help players off the field.
Coach Scott Frost announced Brown's hiring Wednesday in a non-coaching role as director of player development. Brown will mentor football players, work with the athletic department's university's Life Skills program and aid community outreach. Brown served as an assistant from 1987 through 2003 and again from 2008 to through 2014. Frost quarterbacked the team in the 1996 and 1997 seasons.
John Werner’s college picks: Rhule looking to impress in Baylor debut
Following the turbulence of the last two seasons, Matt Rhule hopes to bring some stability and hope for the future to the Baylor football program.
The Rhule era will kick off against Liberty at 6 p.m. Saturday at McLane Stadium. The only FCS opponent on Baylor’s schedule, Liberty is coached by former Nebraska quarterback Turner Gill, who was Kansas’ head coach in 2010-11 before taking the Flames’ job.
Jayhawks’ David Beaty preaches signs of progress during bye
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty could stand at a pulpit and go toe-to-toe with the most long-winded, passionate and downright positive preachers to ever step foot inside a church.
It's a nice ability to have when you're trying to sell Kansas.
By now, the depths of the Jayhawks' ineptitude the past five years are well known: the 15-game losing streak, the poor recruiting classes under Turner Gill and Charlie Weis, the winless season in Beaty's debut, the subpar stadium and apathetic fan base.
Familiar outcome overshadows progress for lowly Jayhawks
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Last weekend's loss to Ohio was eerily familiar to Kansas fans beaten down by years of ineptitude, but it also overshadowed something not so familiar: signs of progress.