Ask LNH: How did you know Kill would be gone in 2015?
For years you have stated that Jerry Kill’s final year as head coach at Minnesota would be 2015. Even this season upon news of a finalized contract extension and hefty raise, you continued to state this was his last year. The news of his resignation this week shocked most people – how were you able to foresee this outcome?
Jerry Kill and the University of Minnesota have continued to put his health and well-being in jeopardy. The truth behind his health history is not known by most of the public, but was fairly easy to understand for those who took emotion out of the equation and analyzed the facts rationally.
Stress is the major issue here. The stress in year five at Minnesota was always going to be too much for Jerry Kill.
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Fact Check: Star Tribune on Kill’s Contract
The Star Tribune (link to their article is at the bottom of this article) recently said, “Kill is being paid an average of $2.3 million a year on his current salary and is one of the lowest-paid coaches in the country at a major program.”
This isn’t even close to true. The Star Tribune’s claim is completely baseless and false.
Star Tribune: “For example, look at Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz. He signed a 10-year contract in 2010 extension that paid him approximately $4 million this season. If he were to stay on through the end of his contract in 2020, he is due an additional $21 million.”
The Ferentz contract is about the most absurd single example one could come up when trying to argue that Kill is one of the lowest-paid coaches in the country at a major program.
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Jerry Kill: Winning Helps Everything?
September 18, 2013
Minnesota Gopher football head coach Jerry Kill and his ongoing battles with epilepsy have been heavily documented. Nonetheless, there are many missing pieces to the story that probably won’t ever be addressed. We hope that all the answers Kill needs to help him remain healthy will be found, but they might never be.
A look back at some of Coach Kill’s publicly known seizures indicate that winning may be some of the best treatment he could receive. Is there reason to believe that elevated levels of stress are a trigger for some of Kill’s significant seizure episodes? That’s a matter of educated opinion.
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