Coach Kill is dominating talk in Gopher Nation (does that still exist? I tend to think so but maybe I'm biased).
Dr. Saturday has a good pictorial overview of the current coaching changes in college football.
I like Mike Leech on his pirate ship off the coast just looking for a job.
I apologize that some of these may be a day or two old but they are still good and if you missed them then you'll thank me for including them.
- Kill has been running and running since he accepted the job. 48 hours of meeting anybody who will meet with him. Recruits, high school coaches, the media, his team, the former coaching staff, etc. It is exhausting just typing it out.
- One of those high school coaches, Minnetonka's Dave Nelson, was impressed.
- Pioneer Press tells us some of the details on Kill's contract.
- Be sure to check out Gopher Illustrated to find out what the current set of committed Gophers think about the new coach. So far Quinn Bauducco, Peter Westerhaus and Devin Crawford-Tufts are still on board and will all be visiting soon.
- Phil Miller takes a look at Killy's Style: Football 101.
- FBT has a number of good articles on the Kill hire, be sure to check it out.
- Bob Sansevere talked with Joel Maturi a bit after the Kill hire. If you ask me Maturi came off looking worse in this little interview. First he jokes that he offered the job to Tubby but was turned down. Then he says "Again, what's a Tubby Smith hire?" Well if he doesn't know the answer to that then why did he say those words at the beginning of the coaching search.
- The players seem to be on board with the Kill hire. They were skeptical at first but they appreciate his underdog nature.
- ESPN's Rittenberg recognizes that Kill isn't a splash hire but that really shouldn't matter.
- Iowa's receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos was busted for a variety of drug charges.
- Gopher freshman Nick Bjugstad and former Gopher Nick Leddy made the U.S. Roster for World Juniors.
- Congratulations to Bethel University on making the NCAA D3 Final Four for the second time in four years.