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Back in October, with five games left in the regular season, Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill made the difficult decision to step away from football to focus on his health. Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys took over for the remainder of the season and was awarded a three-year deal just a few weeks after Kill’s announcement.

Now, nearly seven months later, Jerry Kill has landed a new job.

Kill had been a coach at the college level since 1985, and first became a college head coach in 1994 at Saginaw Valley State. From 1994-2015 Kill would serve as head coach at Saginaw Valley State, Emporia State, Southern Illinois, Northern Illinois and then Minnesota compiling an impressive career head coaching record of 152-99.

Hopefully Kill’s new position at Kansas State will allow him to focus on his health and family, the two reasons he handed in his headset and whistle.

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