The Latest on Turner Gill

By Chris

The Topeka Capital Journal has this story today, stating that UB football coach Turner Gill has told his players about his interview with Kansas:

University at Buffalo football coach Turner Gill has told members of his team he is interested in the job at Kansas.

A UB player on Tuesday told The Capital-Journal via e-mail that Gill was waiting to hear from KU.

“The only thing that he has said to us is that he did interview for the position on Sunday and that it would be a great opportunity for him and, more importantly, his family,” the player said. “And it doesn’t mean that he is abandoning us or that he dislikes Buffalo or anything of that sort. But until he gets word back from (Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins), a lot of it is out of his hands; he can only put his name in for the running. It’s up to (Perkins) in the end to see if he is a good fit.”

The hot names interested in the job seem to be cooling as well. Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt removed his name from consideration for the job yesterday and Minnesota’s Tim Brewster said today that he’s not interested.

East Carolina coach Skip Holtz and Houston coach Kevin Sumlin may also be possible candidates.

And it may not sway Gill’s decision one way or the other, but his daughter reportedly now works for the KU athletic department. Yet another connection.

UPDATE: The Buffalo News is reporting that the meeting between Gill and his players about Kansas never occurred. More here.