Jerry Kill Hired By MinnesotaBy Madhusmita, Gaea News Network
Monday, December 6, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS (GaeaTimes.com)- It seems that University of Minnesota’s search to find a perfect coach for the team has come to an end. A reputed media source reported that Northern Illinois’ Jerry Kill is expected to be announced as the replacement of its former coach Tim Brewster at a press conference on Monday. On the other hand, University of Minnesota’s athletic director Joel Maturi also announced the news to the media.
On October, the team’s previous coach Tim Brewster was fired from his post. The University officials fired him because the team was not performing well and the officials thought that the former coach’s move had failed badly. Tim Brewster left the university with a record of 15-30 in four seasons. However, Jerry Kill’s Northern Illinois Huskies defeated Minnesota Golden Gophers 34-23 back in September and the coach was praised for his effort. Jerry Kill has a record of 127-73 in his 16 years of career as a head coach. Former TCU, Alabama, and Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione was his coach when he used to play as a linebacker at Southwestern College in Kansas.
Joel Maturi previously said that he is looking for another “Tubby Smith” for his team. However, a reputed online information portal has already announced that the university has hired Jerry Kill as the new coach of the team. Jerry Kill was diagnosed with kidney cancer back in 2005 and after that he was again hospitalized this year for a dehydration following his gall bladder issues. The university officials have not yet announced anything about the contract details. A source close to University of Minnesota told a reputed media source that Tim Brewster used to earn $1 million annually.