Rutgers Football: Jerry Kill Steps Down As Offensive Coordinator

The Rutgers football program must now begin a search for a new offensive coordinator.
On Tuesday, offensive coordinator Jerry Kill announced that he will be stepping down from his role with the Scarlet Knights. Kill cited unspecified health reasons for his decision.
Earlier this season, Kill, who was forced to step down as head coach at Minnesota because of seizures, was hospitalized after suffering a seizure in September.
Now, after just one season with Rutgers, he will be stepping down to focus on his health.
“I want to thank Chris Ash and Pat Hobbs for giving me the opportunity to coach at Rutgers,” Kill said in his statement. “I would also like to thank the players, the Rutgers family, fans and media for everything they have done for Rebecca and I. This program is definitely headed in the right direction with coach Ash and I know that firsthand. I enjoyed the year being an assistant coach and had a ton of fun with the players and coaches.
“I hope that through my 34 years of coaching that I was able to be a positive influence on young people because that is truly why I coach. I want to thank all the players for what they have done for me. I appreciate and love all of the people that are part of my family. I don’t have any regrets and I’ve had a blessed career. I love this game and all the coaches that I’ve worked with. They have all made Jerry Kill a better man. I know that I did it the right way and I did it my way. I gave everything I had to the game, I just ran out of juice.”
Head coach Chris Ash offered praise to Kill after the announcement.
“I would like to thank Jerry, Rebecca and their entire family for everything they did for our program, both on and off the field,” said Ash. “Jerry had a great impact on our coaching staff and was a tremendous influence on all of our players. I wish Jerry and his wife the best and they will always be part of our Rutgers family.”
The search for a new offensive coordinator will begin immediately.
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