Turner Gill’s turn at Big 12 Media Days

Turner Gill wanted to get to know his new Kansas team and wanted to make sure they knew each other. So he asked questions like who was the most influential person in their lives and why, then had every player and coach stand up and answer.

Will that matter on fourth-and-goal from the 1 in the closing seconds of a tight game? It can't hurt, the former Nebraska quarterback figures. Gill's soft approach could be just what the Jayhawks need after eight years under Mark Mangino.

Mangino turned Kansas football into the kind of program the basketball team could be proud of. But things came crashing down late last season. Mangino was accused of physically and verbally abusing players and others around the program. He denied everything, then resigned in December.