ESPN reports that the University of Minnesota and head football coach Jerry Kill have agreed on a seven-year contract. Kill was hired in December but signed a memorandum of agreement when the two parties could not come to terms with the details of a long-term contract.
The final deal has been extended to seven years from an initial five-year contract. According to the announcement in December, Kill will earn $1.1 million with $800,000 in athletic performance and academic incentives.
“We are lucky to have him and I am thrilled that we now have an agreement in place that has secured coach Kill as our head football coach well into the future,” Minnesota said in a prepared statement. Minnesota is 1-6 in Kill’s first season. Although he hasn’t missed a game, Kill has been hospitalized twice for seizures.