The End of the Turner Gill Era?

By Chris

The Bills are in “must-win mode” if they want to keep their season alive. The Sabres are finally wheeling and dealing again. But it will be the college football scene that will have everyone in Buffalo talking.

The UB Bulls wrapped up their season this afternoon, a wild overtime win against Kent State, to cap off the most successful season in the school’s D-I history.

One of the biggest reasons for the turn-around? Coaching.

And Turner Gill may have spent his last afternoon on the Bulls’ sideline this afternoon. See, Gill got his chops at Nebraska as one of the greatest quarterbacks the school had ever seen. Then he got into coaching and was an assistant coach for three Cornhusker national championship seasons.

He signed a five-year deal with UB in December 2005 and has changed the attitude surrounding UB football significantly. He’s got everyone believing that the program can be a winner and the team fell just one game short of bowl eligibility this season. The Bulls 5 wins this season equals their win total for the last three years combined. Quite the turn-around.

Gill’s name has been in the loop for many coaching position’s throughout the country. And now that Nebraska has fired coach Bill Callahan, it seems like just a matter of time before Tom Osborne offers Gill the job. Gill and Osborne are as close as close can be, and it would be a dream for Gill to be able to lead his alma mater back to glory.

As Gill said in his post-game press conference “Time will tell.”

The Roost will continue to provide updates on the UB coaching carousel that may be set in motion soon.