Jerry Kill gets one-year extension from Minnesota

Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill has received a one-year contract extension from the university. The university made the announcement, which was reported by Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The new contract will keep Kill, 53, in Minneapolis through at least 2019. It’s been a roller coaster of a tenure for him since he joined the Gophers, as he suffers from epilepsy and dealt with seizures early on.

Fortunately, the new medication he is on seems to be working and he claims to have been seizure free for over a year.

Kill has also done a fine job since arriving at Minnesota from Northern Illinois in 2011, going 25-26 (13-19 Big Ten) in four years and slowly turning the program around. Minnesota still has not won a bowl game in over a decade, but Kill has the Gophers on the right path and should keep the team one to watch in the coming years.

Minnesota opens the season at home against TCU on September 3.

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