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Turner Gill plans to do plenty of recruiting at Kansas

New Kansas head coach Turner Gill, introduced this morning at a press conference, is planning to build the Jayhawks into a "dynasty."

"I've been asked if I'm taking this job as a way to get to another program," said Gill, who was 20-30 in four season at Buffalo. "The answer to that is a very decisive no. I did not come here to use it as a stepping stone to a football dynasty, but rather to create a football dynasty here at KU."

And Gill plans to build his dynasty with a lot of recruiting.

"Here are our top priorities: recruit, beat Missouri, recruit, win the North, recruit, win the Big 12, and in most cases if you win the Big 12 then you're playing for a National Championship," Gill said. "And then we're going to recruit."

Gill also announced some new members of his coaching staff today: former San Diego State head coach Chuck Long will be the offensive coordinator and Carl Torbush will leave Mississippi State to become the defensive coordinator. Torbush also has head coaching experience at Louisiana Tech and North Carolina.

Kansas finished 5-7 this season, Mark Mangino's last as head coach. The Jayhawks started out winning their first five games of the season.

New York Sports