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Turner Gill

Discussion in 'Football' started by BleedHuskerRed, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. BleedHuskerRed

    BleedHuskerRed Recruit 5 Year Member

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  2. Hville

    Hville Scout Team 2 Year Member

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    Pretty dang good career considering some of the schools he was at. Taking a school like liberty from FCS to FBS had to be difficult.
     
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  3. huskernut

    huskernut Average guy 5 Year Member

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    Love me some Turner Gill. Best to him in retirement.
     
  4. Morgan Steele

    Morgan Steele Recruit 5 Year Member

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    Best wishes to Coach Gill and his family.
     
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  5. The Nth Degree

    The Nth Degree Scout Team 10 Year Member

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    Wishing the best of everything for Coach Gill and his family.
     
  6. Huskerthom

    Huskerthom Blackshirt 2 Year Member

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    IMHO he is the greatest natural leader ever to come out of UNL. He was not only great he was the coach that coached some of our greatest QBs including our current Head Coach.
     
  7. Beareye

    Beareye Red Shirt 2 Year Member

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    Congratulations to Turner for putting together a sneaky good coaching career. Some time as an assistant at NU and in the NFL, then successful stints as a HC at Buffalo and Liberty. The two-year stint at KU shouldn't be held against him... that place is a football coaching grave yard.

    Any chance he would take an administrative or support staff (non-coaching) position at NU? Not sure if retirement in this case means done coaching or totally done working. Good luck to him regardless.
     
  8. MyBraska

    MyBraska Varsity 5 Year Member

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    I was fortunate enough to watch Turner in his first start as QB - home, against CU, I believe. I was so impressed right off the bat. He gave a lot to NU over the years, and am sorry to see why he has chosen to retire. Wish the best for him and his wife.
     
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  9. Big Burruss

    Big Burruss Travel Squad 5 Year Member

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    We got any “Player Development” positions open?
     
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  10. Greatest Fan of All

    Greatest Fan of All The Legend 10 Year Member

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    I thik he wants to spend time with his family, but wierder things have happened fairly recently.
     
  11. CrabHusker

    CrabHusker Starter 5 Year Member

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    Nothing but respect.

    Best wishes and I hope the best for the Mrs.
     
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  12. FeelLikeAStranger

    FeelLikeAStranger Keeping it Brockmire 15 Year Member

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    Time to bring him home in some capacity.
     
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  13. Lavaman

    Lavaman Rebel Scum 5 Year Member

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    Turner has always been a class act.

    I remember one spring game I went to, cant remember the year (I think it was 04), Gill was signing autographs and had a massive crowd gathered around him of people who wanted to tell him that he should've been the HC, not Bill Callahan. This went on for a good 5-10 minutes, me and my dad just stood there watching the scene. Not a single, solitary time did Coach Gill agree with any of them. He just said, "I appreciate your support". There weren't any cameras or reporters around, only a bunch of fans who loved him. It would've been really easy for a normal human being to make at least a facial expression indicating that he agreed with the fans' (correct) sentiments. He never did. He did nothing but exude absolute humility.

    I have a photograph with him in Memorial Stadium after one of their high school summer camps and it is one of my most prized possessions. He spent 20 minutes just talking to me and my dad about football and it was awesome. He could've headed inside after practice was over, but instead he stayed on the field to talk to a high school player with absolutely NO shot at a D1 roster for the better part of half an hour.

    Sorry for the length, but I have a tremendous amount of respect for Coach Gill. I hope he finds the fulfilment that he very much deserves.
     
  14. FeelLikeAStranger

    FeelLikeAStranger Keeping it Brockmire 15 Year Member

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    By all rights, TG should be retiring as the HC of Nebraska. *&$#@ Pedey
     
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  15. chicago husker

    chicago husker Scout Team 2 Year Member

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    Caring for a wife with health issues takes a toll. God bless Him for putting her health concern first.
     
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