College football reacts to Jerry Kill's sudden retirement
Jerry Kill’s departure from Minnesota was felt across college football. Twitter reacted to the 54-year-old coach’s retirement on Wednesday morning.
Here’s what the college football world had to say about Kill’s sudden announcement.
Minn. commit Sean Foster summed up what Coach Kill meant to him "You don't usually see coaches & my father have the kind of talks they did."
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) October 28, 2015
Not easy to follow Jerry Kill at Minnesota. But he leaves the program in a much better place.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) October 28, 2015
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) October 28, 2015
Jerry Kill one of the more genuinely good guys in coaching. His peers love him. Finishes his career 29-29 at Minnesota, 156-102 overall.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) October 28, 2015
Wish Jerry the best. Outstanding coach, great guy. Did a wonderful job at every stop. https://t.co/LdS8U29qp9
— Rece Davis (@ESPN_ReceDavis) October 28, 2015
Such sad news. Jerry Kill had fought seizures for years, but hadn't missed a part of any game because of them since Oct 2013
— Mike Hall (@BTNMikeHall) October 28, 2015
— #B1GCats Football (@NUFBFamily) October 28, 2015
It is sad to see Jerry Kill step aside for @GopherFootball. The guy was one of the best coaches I had ever been around.
— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) October 28, 2015
Hope Jerry Kill is ok. Not fun news to start the day.
— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) October 28, 2015
Jerry Kill is one hell of a football coach. Saddened to hear his health will keep him from doing what he loves
— Jeremy Werner (@JWernerScout) October 28, 2015
Head coach Jerry Kill of @GopherFootball has resigned due to health reasons. I hope the time away serves him well.
— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) October 28, 2015
One hell of a man. Words can't describe what coach kill has meant to so many. We love you coach!
— Drew Goodger (@goodgergopher83) October 28, 2015
Jerry Kill will always be more than a football coach to me. He made me a better person. I love that man from the bottom of my heart.
— Peter Mortell (@PMortell37) October 28, 2015
Impacted my life a great deal. He's a walking testimony of giving his all everyday and not complaining one bit about it. Never had an excuse
— Rodney Smith (@Numerouno1_) October 28, 2015
I didn't have to stay in Minnesota. Coach Kill got me to stay and said he would take care of me. Now I work for a Fortune 500 company.
— Logan Hutton (@LoganHutton_17) October 28, 2015
The Gophers will take on Michigan on Saturday night in Minneapolis. Tracey Claeys will be the interim coach.
To get more coverage on Kill’s retirement, go to the Minnesota team page.