Q&A with Gophers football coach Jerry Kill: Lessons learned

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 29, 2012 - 9:26 AM

The Gophers coach ran into the expected barriers in his first season, as well as others he could not have foreseen. He sees better days ahead.

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roymercerJul. 28, 12 8:47 PM

I think this coach is going to surprise us all. I really like him.

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enzgregJul. 28, 12 8:52 PM

Man, I love this coach!

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radiant1Jul. 28, 12 9:01 PM

Coach Kill, the entire state is behind you and we're rooting for you! As a long time season ticket holder, I like to day dream about seeing the Gophers play in a meaningful bowl game in January. There's so many people in this state that are waiting for the Gophers to turn the corner. Let's make it happen.

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uptownbred63Jul. 28, 12 9:23 PM

I think we'd all like to see the Gophers win, but I'd rather have a competitive team with kids that will succeed after football. Good kids that win and represent the school in a way we can be proud of are important too. I like coach Kill as well and hope he and his staff can be successful. Good luck Gophers!

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pantherhawkJul. 29, 12 8:22 AM

The only thing he left out was: "and I'm going to take goofer nation to Pasedena and I'm talking about sooner not later!" Rah! Rah! Rah! Swish..Boom..Ah!!! lol

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whyarewehereJul. 29, 12 9:03 AM

A coach with class and a vision greater than wins and losses - awesome. Easy and desirable to support this organization. AND he led them to a second thumping - in spite of starting over - of that poor struggling team on our southern border.

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twinsmbJul. 29, 12 9:49 AM

I wonder if Ferentz is going to "take the Hogeye nation to Pasadena"? Afterall, it's only been 21 years and they've been blown out of the last three Rosebowls!

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pantherhawkJul. 29, 1210:22 AM

Your going to talk bowl games when the goofers haven't played in a meaningfull bowl in 50 years?? lol

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dewarfJul. 29, 1210:42 AM

We'll see what this veteran coaching staff has accomplished when the conference schedule begins. I hope this improvement is evident so that the building can begin and it's not just more talk. Kill will still need to recruit better players, but that starts with showing the program is on the rise. Looking forward to the season. Go Gophs!

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pantherhawkJul. 29, 1210:54 AM

Exactly! I don't understand why recruits from around the country aren't beating your doors down instead of the top instaters all blowing town????????????????

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