It’s been tough in Minnesota sports lately. Flip Saunders, coach of the Timberwolves, passed away this weekend. Torii Hunter, long time outfielder for the Twins, retired. And today the shock of Jerry Kill resigning from Gopher Football due to his health.
When Coach Kill was hired, it was so odd to the media. Once I found out Kill was from Kansas and how his coaches went with him everywhere, I knew this was going to be the hardest working man in the Big Ten. While this year has been a struggle with wins and losses, I have been a huge fan of Coach Kill. He was loyal to football, the U, to his players, and he enjoyed what he did.
Coach Kill has been a class act all through his career. This act of stepping aside for the sake of his family and health is a class act. Coach Kill represents what I think is still possible in sports. The game will be less without him, but he is a greater man because of this bold decision.