Jayhawks Not Wasting Time

By Rodney McKissic
Updated: December 6, 2009

BUFFALO — A day after Mark Mangino was forced to resign, Kansas asked for permission to speak with UB coach Turner Gill, a source told The Buffalo News on Sunday.

CBS Sports reported Saturday evening that Gill was to interview for the Jayhawks job Sunday and a source told The News that the interview was to take place in New York.

Rumors of Gill going to Kansas have been swirling since Mangino came under fire a month ago. Mangino was forced to resign Thursday after being accused of verbal and physical abuse by former players.

Neither Gill nor UB Athletic Director Warde Manuel were available for comment.

Gill led the Bulls to a 5-7 record in 2009, his fourth season at the school. Gill signed a contract extension after last season when he led the Bulls to their first Mid-American Conference championship and first bowl bid in 50 years.

His contract runs through the 2013 season.