The main storyline surrounding the Kansas Jayhawks this season is their new coach.
Mark Mangino is out, and Turner Gill is in.
They couldn’t be more different.
Players say Mangino was a real screamer and used a tell-you-once coaching style. By comparison, Gill has instituted a no-cursing policy and likes to walk his players through drills after they make mistakes.
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By all accounts, the Jayhawks like the change.
“He’s a great guy,” said defensive lineman Jake Laptad. “He’s very encouraging, and brings a lot to our locker room. He’s turned our program around and I think we’ll have a great year.” (more…)