The University of Minnesota hired Jerry Kill as the new head football coach. So, let's take a look using the NCAA football production model how Jerry Kill's previous team has done in terms of offense, defense and total production over the last three years at Northern Illinois University (NIU).
In 2008, NIU ranked #66 on offense, #16 on defense and #40 overall.
In 2009, NIU ranked #58 on offense, #39 on defense and #49 overall.
In 2010, NIU ranked #11 on offense, #13 on defense and #6 overall.
Given the improvement of the team during coach Kill's tenure at NIU, Minnesota fans have a reason for excitement.