Public works to Memorial Stadium?

Sedgwick County Manager William Buchanan joked this morning about an upcoming trip to Lawrence that public works director David Spears is taking.

“He’s going to Lawrence later this week, and there’s speculation he’s applying for the coach’s job,” Buchanan said, alluding to the University of Kansas looking for a new football coach.

That drew laughs commissioners and county staff.

But Commissioner Karl Peterjohn must not have heard about Turner Gill losing his job because he joked back that KU basketball coach Bill Self likely wasn’t in danger of his losing his job anytime soon.

That drew some silent smiles.