Liberty names Gill new head football coach

Liberty University named Turner Gill as the new head football coach on Wednesday.

Gill had been the head coach at Kansas the past two seasons and guided the team to a mark of just 5-19, including 1-16 in Big 12 play.

Prior to that, he coached four seasons at Buffalo and finished 20-30 there, with a 14-18 mark in Mid-American Conference action.

"In our search for a new head football coach, almost every advisor recommended Turner Gill," said Liberty chancellor and president Jerry Falwell, Jr. "Every indication is that he is a perfect fit for Liberty University. His experience is at the level where we would like to take our football program. His Christian faith is strong and sincere and what any new recruit would expect to see in a Liberty University head football coach."

Gill takes the spot of Danny Rocco, who left Liberty earlier in December to take the coaching position at Richmond. Liberty went 47-20 with a 26-5 mark in Big South action under Rocco's guidance.