Kill Working To Keep Gophers Heads Up

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jerry Kill says turning around Minnesota’s woeful football program is going to be a bigger job than he first thought. That doesn’t shake his confidence that he will get the job done.

Kill has had to stay on his players about going to class, help them learn the fundamentals on the field and assure them that the revolving door of coaches and support staff has finally stopped at Minnesota.

His biggest immediate task is keeping his players from giving up. The Gophers have been outscored 103-17 in two straight losses before the bye last week. The beatings have taken their toll on the mental state of the team, and the games don’t get any easier.

Nebraska comes to town this week followed by games against Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin.

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