Turner Gill will be formally introduced as coach of Kansas on Monday, but there's already a site calling for his ouster.
Fire Turner Gill started making the rounds Sunday, only hours after reports surfaced of Kansas' decision to hire the 47-year-old coach from Buffalo.
The site was registered Oct. 8 and lists an address of Athens, Ga., according to domain records. The administrator goes by the initials H K.
H K replied to an email but did not answer if the site was simply an angry reaction to the "resignation" of Mark Mangino.
Instead, they sent the following statement: "Let me first say that I believe Turner Gill is an outstanding human being, but my website is directed towards the lack of a national coaching search that all Kansas Jayhawk fans deserved.
"No fanbase should stand for mediocrity, and mediocrity is exactly what this hire was. I won't say I was opposed to the Mangino firing, because (honestly) I don't know exactly what went on. However, I do oppose the way he was treated at the end of his tenure."
Here are a couple of other screen grabs from the site.
Let's get real here, Jayhawk fans. Kansas remains a basketball school and it's not a destination point for football coaches. Running Mangino was a mistake and given the circumstances, you're fortunate to have Turner Gill. Houston Nutt and Jim Harbaugh never had any intention of becoming Jayhawk coach. They merely used the opening as leverage with their current employers.
Consider what you have in Gill, who made something out of nothing at Buffalo. He has a Big 12 background and recruiting connections in Texas. It could be worse, much worse.