Jerry Kill Takes Job with SIU Similar to One He Turned Down with U of M

Jerry Kill is like most of your friends from college. After entering your life for a short while, they were gone before you blinked. Despite losing contact after the 4-5 year bender, moving forward, you only wish them the best.

In the latest episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians Coach Kill, it was announced that he will be returning to Southern Illinois, as an ambassador and fundraiser.

That beard is looking nice, Jerry

Prior to being named the head coach at Minnesota in late 2010, Kill held that position with both Southern (2001-07) and Northern Illinois (2008-10). When his health issues caused him to step down as the Gopher’s HC in 2015, the Maroon and Gold offered the now 56 year-old a similar role to the one he just accepted with the Southern Illinois Salukis.

In case you are wondering, a Saluki is a type of dog breed.  No offense to them, but they pale in comparison to a Gopher:

Anywho, for whatever reason, Kill rejected the fundraiser gig previously offered by Minnesota. From there, he took a brief hiatus, before returning to coaching as part of the Rutgers staff for 2017, just to announce his retirement again later that year.

Considering whether or not that Minnesota fundraiser offer would have been on the table before this recent announcement is a brain-teaser. Does our former HC believe in Rowing the Boat? I’m not so sure. Just because P.J. Fleck is from the “Kill Tree,” doesn’t mean their mindsets would mesh well together in the U’s current atmosphere.

Regardless, we are where we are today (is that Gandhi quote? I don’t think so, but it seems like it. that’s some deep stuff). Just as it is with the previously mentioned college acquaintances, you go your separate ways. In regards to coach Kill, we should be happy for him. He now has a nice life in a proverbial 3 bedroom rambler.

That’s cool. To each their own. As for our post-schooling residence, the mansion is currently under construction.

#RTB #SkiUMah

Johnny Minnesota @TheJohnnyMN
Minnesota Sports Fan

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