Hartman: Teague says 'no question' Kill is head coach

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 10, 2013 - 6:34 AM

The Gophers athletic director said the football coach’s job is secure as Kill rests after his most recent seizure.

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kinnickOct. 9, 1310:14 PM

Sid,once again you are picking and choosing,Fry had Iowa in the Rose Bowl his 3rd year. People in Minnesota are tired of this same ol' 'crapola' year in and year out! You said once that no one would want to come here to coach and yet your buddy Joel Maturi picked Kill over Brady Hoke,what say you!

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wacconferencOct. 9, 1311:21 PM

Kinnick .. Hoke turned us down. And .. if you're actually sold on Hoke .. and most football folks, not media types, or ex-coaches looking for a job, but footballers know Kill's crew is 100% capable. Take some time and go back and look at Hoke's record when he took over Ball State. IT TOOK HIM UNTIL YEAR 5 TO EVEN BE .500 IN THE LOWLY MAC .. WHERE AND WHEN THE COMPETITION WAS SUCH THAT A SUPERIOR COACH COULD COACH-UP HIS PLAYERS FOR A RELATIVELY QUICK TURN-AROUND. Hoke currenlty has unlimited resources and facilities thanks to the Big Blue Football Machine, whereas it's literally peanuts here for Mr. Kill. It's not even Apples to Oranges .. it's more like Road Apples to Oranges here at the U until we keep working and improving our facilities. Kill's Northern Illinois program was in much worse shape when he took it over, and look at the powerhouse he built there. Not just hot air here, go back and look at the records and the facts, it's all there. Nobody wants this more than Kill and his staff, and his personality and demeanor is rubbing off on the players. We will not be doormats for long.

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regionguyOct. 10, 13 1:10 AM

"Kill's Northern Illinois program was in much worse shape when he took it over, and look at the powerhouse he built there. Not just hot air here, go back and look at the records and the facts, it's all there." Ok, Wacconferenc, let's do that. Kill was 23-16 in his three years (2008-10) as head coach at NIU, certainly a solid record. In the preceding EIGHT seasons, NIU had ONE losing season, and they were 41-20 from 2002-2006; during those six years they played eight ranked teams, while during Kill's three years they played one. I don't know where people get the idea that NIU was horrible before Kill took over.

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mpdad1638Oct. 10, 13 5:44 AM

Jerry Kill is no Barry Alverez. The U recruiting classes are always ranked last in recruiting. Nothing is going to change here. It is time to move to the Mid America Conference.

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gooferfollyOct. 10, 13 6:45 AM

Shouldn't that be, "without question?" Nice to see the historical, "year 3 jerry kill explosion" has been rolled back to year 4!

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paddy691944Oct. 10, 13 7:44 AM

Take a look at the recruiting classes coming in ... MN is ranked 11th. It's going to be a long haul upstream for this program. The person to thank ... Joel Maturi..... he set MN sports back 25 years.... ALL SPORTS

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brocklander1Oct. 10, 13 8:10 AM

I don't recall Alvarez ever "shaking in his boots" preparing to face Michigan.

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brocklander1Oct. 10, 13 8:13 AM

Great news about Harvin! Can't wait until Patterson sees what he hasn't been able to replace.

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chablis28Oct. 10, 13 8:16 AM

Kill, if he can stay healthy, is a more than adequate coach. The real problem is that MN has been the dormat of the big 10 for decades and has zero cache whatsoever to recruit with. MN can only get the leftover talent no one else wants. MN should go down a division where it belongs. The fans would love it even if they're playing Cedar Falls as long as we started to win. Playing in the Big 10 is meaningless if you're perinally overmatched,

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kinnickOct. 10, 13 8:25 AM

wacconferenc,before commenting please do your home-work!Michigan had to pay San Diego State to buy out Hoke's contract 240 thousand{something Maturi never would have done} Hoke makes close to 3m a year and Kill just over 1m a year,gosh wonder why he turned us down.Also region guy thanks for your input.

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