I was afraid of this, and it did happen. Northern has a great season then has to go looking for a new coach. One of the "Big Boys," whose program is in disarray snaps him up.
I was going to write about a particularly gushy story about Kill's work ethic and family pride in Friday's Chicago Tribune and am glad I didn't. We now see his true colors. A typical college football coach working his way up to fame and glory at the top.
I was wondering why the Huskies were so ill-prepared to play Miami of Ohio Friday. Question answered, the coach had other things on his mind.
Well. actually, Northern got a piece of what they did to Southern Illinois. We "stole" him from them just like Minnesota "stole" him from us.
Let's take a look at what Jerry Kill accomplished with NIU. Two straight .500 seasons, one good season, three non-MAC Championships (including this last one that should been), two bowl losses and a losing record against the Big Boys. Not all that impressive.
I would, however, say he built a fine nucleus for success at Northern and hopefully it will continue. But most likely, next year will be a down one for Northern.
I am also sure he will turn Minnesota's football program around, but will be gone as soon as one of the even bigger boys come a callin'. Then, they will be looking for a new coach.
I understand why he did it, but he sure didn't make any fan of me.
Shades of Gary Barnett! --RoadDog
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