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Quigley to play another season

Kansas running back Angus Quigley, who played linebacker in 2009, will take advantage of the NCAA waiver that allows for an extension of the five-year period in lieu of extenuating circumstances and play a sixth season at KU next fall.

Quigley missed the 2005 and 2006 seasons with injuries. He played running back in 2007 and 2008 before moving to linebacker last season in an attempt to find more playing time. Quigley will return to running back under new head coach Turner Gill.

“I wasn’t planning on coming back, but I love KU and I love playing football,” Quigley said. “I heard about the new coaching staff and the way they were going to coach and the values they were going to instill and it interested me. I went to the first team meeting with (Gill). He is a players’ coach and is respectful.”

Quigley has carried the ball 76 times in his career for 5.4 yards per carry. But former KU coach Mark Mangino often called out Quigley’s upright running style that may have contributed to him fumbling too often.

“The new offense works out in my favor and will be my type of style,” Quigley said. “It has been fun being around the coaching staff already. There is more urgency to do things and people are having fun.”