The University of Minnesota Signed Its Football Coach To A New Seven-Year Contract Despite Being 1-6

Minnesota Golden Gophers football coach Jerry Kill

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers football team is 1-6. They’ve been outscored 131-251. Including a double-digit loss to North Dakota State.That was all University of Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi needed to see from first-year coach Jerry Killto sign him to a seven-year contract

“This contract represents a significant commitment to Coach Kill and our belief in his vision for Gopher football,” Maturi told “He has proved over the past 10 months what a great fit he is at the University of Minnesota and I have been very impressed with him as both a coach and a person. 

Kill’s coaching sample size is clearly too small to make any sweeping generalizations. But he must be doing magical things off the field.

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