Gopher RB Coach Kenni Burns Turns Down Eastern Illinois Head Coaching Job

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Earlier this week, Gopher Running Back Coach, Kenni Burns, was listed as one of the top candidates for the vacant Head Coaching job at Eastern Illinois.

Well, just a couple of days later and, according to the same source that listed Burns as a top candidate, it looks like Kenni was offered the job and turned it down.

Now, Eastern Illinois isn’t a blue-blood football school by any means but it’s definitely a good spot to start your head coaching career. The former NDSU WR Coach, however, seems to find it a better option to remain at Minnesota for now…

Sometimes, when something like this happens, you see a promotion quickly follow, from in-house. Early on, I haven’t seen anything validating that idea.

Eastern Illinois Spark Notes:

  • Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo both started their football fame at Eastern Illinois
  • Eastern Illinois won its last conference (Ohio Valley) Championship in 2013 
  • Eastern Illinois has only two losing seasons since 2013 (2014 | 5-7 & 2018 | 3-8) 
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan |