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Jerry Kill and the University of Minnesota Agree to Seven-Year Contract

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Jerry Kill and the University of Minnesota have finally come to an agreement on his contract. It is a seven-year contract that is retroactive to December, 2010 and will run through February 2018.

Jerry Kill had this to say,

"Rebecca and I, along with our family and staff, are very thankful to the university and certainly to our administration, including director of athletics Joel Maturi and president Eric Kaler," Kill said. "I'm glad it's now settled and we can move on from here. We are excited about the future of our program."

Joel Maturi had this to say,

"This contract represents a significant commitment to Coach Kill and our belief in his vision for Gopher football," Maturi said. "He has proved over the past 10 months what a great fit he is at the University of Minnesota and I have been very impressed with him as both a coach and a person. We are lucky to have him and I am thrilled that we now have an agreement in place that has secured Coach Kill as our head football coach well into the future."

Not other details were announced though I'm sure someone will acquire the details eventually. The total amount he's being paid and what the buyout is are important numbers to know. What we do know is that seven years though, is a very long time.