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The day after with Turner Gill

By J. Brady McCollough

Kansas coach Turner Gill moved his usual Sunday night talk with beat reporters up to Friday afternoon because of the Thursday night game.

Gill said that KU’s 59-7 loss to Kansas State could be narrowed down to a handful of plays that went wrong early.

“Looking at the tape, there’s aways those three to four plays,” Gill said. “The main thing is, we’ve got to play better early. I thought the defense played well in the first quarter, then we put them in positions with the turnovers. We’ve just got to learn from it and start early, execute better on offense.”

Other notes:

* KU senior captain and guard Sal Capra is questionable for the Texas A&M game with a sprained ankle.

* KU redshirt freshman tackle Riley Spencer would play in his absence as he did on Thursday night, moving Brad Thorson to guard. Gill said Spencer did OK Thursday.

* KU senior captain Angus Quigley carried 16 times for 70 yards and a touchdown on Thursday, one of the lone positives to come out of the game. Gill said part of the reason Quigley hasn’t been playing was his health.

* KU senior cornerback Chris Harris may have suffered a concussion during the game, but Gill is not sure yet. He has to hear from the medical staff first.

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