Almost one year ago, Kansas State University named Jerry Kill Associate Athletic Director for Administration. His time in Manhattan did not last long.
With spring football under way I wonder, did Kansas State miss out on a great opportunity when Jerry Kill left for Rutgers?
It was May of last year when then Wildcat Athletic Director John Currie named Kill to his staff.
The outstanding football coach with the very public health challenge was going to be a senior member of Currie’s staff. His primary responsibility was to oversee the Kansas State football program.
Kill is a very good football coach. Not to mention his coaching staff worked together for many seasons in many places.
Any coach who takes Minnesota to a January 1, bowl game in the tough Big 10 Conference knows what he is doing.
At the time, the Gophers hadn’t played on New Year’s Day since the early 60s.
It did not surprise me when he stepped down during the 2015 season. On the other hand, it did surprise me when he came to Manhattan.
With his 32-years of coaching experience, could he step in and help the Wildcats in some way?
Would he wind up helping coach Snyder or maybe take over the head coaching duties one day?
A lot of fans believed the same thing. This “new chapter” in Kill’s life lasted just over 6 months.
Just when I almost forgot he was at Kansas State, he announced he was returning to coaching.
Recently, Kill told the Big Ten TV Network his health is improving but won’t be a head coach again.
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Don’t you wonder if he could have joined the Wildcat coaching staff? As a matter of fact, they did fill an opening this winter.
I know what we were told, but I still wonder why did he decide all of a sudden to leave for Rutgers?
Is it possible Kill did he not get along with Currie?
Maybe Manhattan isn’t big enough for two very good football coaches? We may never know.