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                === Kill gets raise, extra year at Minnesota ===
 Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill
 was  given an extra  year on his contract and had his deal restructured at the
 The  new  contract for Kill  runs through the 2018-19  season and will pay him
 $2.1 million for the 2014-15 campaign. That's a raise from the $1.2 million he
 was to earn next season.
 "Coach  Kill is  proving his model works here at the University of Minnesota,"
 said university athletics director Norwood Teague. "It is right to support him
 as he builds a program that will make the state of Minnesota proud."
 Minnesota  finished 8-5  last  season, his  third at  the  school. The  Golden
 Gophers  lost  to  Syracuse  in  the  Texas Bowl  to  conclude  the  year.  It
 was a successful year for Minnesota, which won four straight Big Ten games for
 the first time since 1973 and topped Nebraska for the first time since 1960.
 "I  am extremely proud of what our players and coaches accomplished on and off
 the field last season," Kill said. "We still have a lot of work to do, but are
 moving  the  program in the  right direction. I  look forward to continuing to
 build  a program  that positively represents the great people of Minnesota and
 am  excited  to work with  our players again when  we start spring practice in
 early March."
 Kill  has  suffered multiple seizures during  his tenure at Minnesota. The 52-
 year-old missed the Oct. 5 game at Michigan due to one.
 02/22 19:59:48 ET

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