Jerry Kill's new agreement
- by Administrator 2 years ago
Jerry Kill was hired in December 2010 to be the new head coach at Minnesota. At the time, the "agreement" was a very short "Memorandum of Agreement"...typically one or two pages. Not unusual.
Today, Minnesota announced that Kill has signed the definitive agreement...7 years.
We spoke with sources at Minnesota who confirmed our belief, the administration has been so impressed with Kill during the 10 months he's been on the job that they asked him to sign up for 7 years rather than the 5 they had originally offered.
The results haven't shown up yet in terms of wins and losses; but Kill is doing great things with that program. Given time (which he clearly has), Kill will build that program into what the administration wants it to become.
Athletic director Joel Maturi said, "This contract represents a significant commitment to Coach Kill and our belief in his vision for Gopher football. 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 both as a coach and a person. We are lucky to have him and I am thrilled that we now have an agreement in place that has secured Coach Kill as our head football coach well into the future."