Turner Gill Resigns

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Turner Gill, one of the last ties to the Tom Osborne era at Nebraska, announced his resignation as an assistant coach today.

Gil, 42, l has been in the program as a player or coach most of the last 25 years and was one of the two assistants Bill Callahan retained from the Frank Solich staff.

Gill coached receivers for the first time this past season, but he was best-known for tutoring quarterbacks under Osborne and Solich from 1992 until 2003.

One of the most popular players ever at Nebraska, Gill was 28-2 as the Cornhuskers' starting quarterback from 1981 to 1983. He never lost a conference game that he started.

But his signature moment as a player was a disappointment. It was in the Orange Bowl following the 1983 season, when his two-point conversion pass late in the game was tipped away from Jeff Smith, and Miami denied the Huskers a national championship with a 31-to-30 victory.

After his playing days at Nebraska, he spent two years in the Canadian Football League and three years in minor-league baseball.

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