LAWRENCE, Kan. (FoxKansas.com) -- Fired by the University of Kansas for a lackluster performance, former KU head football coach Turner Gill will head the football team at Liberty University, the school has announced.
Liberty is a private school in Lynchburg, Virginia, and is a Division 1-AA school.
"Liberty is tremendously blessed to welcome Turner Gill as our new head football coach," said Jeff Barber, the school's athletics director. "Turner embraces all that Liberty stands for and it will be a privilege to work alongside him as we continue to move our football program forward."
While at Kansas, Gill, 49, racked up a 5-and-19 record over two seasons. The school decided to end his 3-year, $10 million contract after this year's disappointing season in which the Jayhawks went 2-10. The school ended the year on a 10-game losing streak.
Kansas has since named Charlie Weis, a former head coach at Notre Dame, as its new top football coach.
It was not immediately clear how much Gill will earn at Liberty. Gill will replace former coach Danny Rocco, who left Liberty for a position at the University of Richmond. According to a report in The News & Advance, Liberty received nearly 100 applications for the head coaching job.
FoxKansas.com Staff Writer Alfred Charles contributed to this report. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.