This is the eleventh in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice.
TODAY'S POSITION: COACHES
Rating (1-to-10 scale): 6.5
Head coach: Jerry Kill (third year), 9-16 overall record
Coordinators: Matt Limegrover, offense, (third year), Tracy Claeys, defense, (third year)
Position coaches: Bill Miller, linebackers (third year); Brian Anderson, running backs (third year); Jeff Phelps, defensive line (third year); Pat Poore, wide receivers (third season); Rob Reeves, tight ends (third season); Jay Sawvel, defensive backsspecial teams (third season); Jim Zebrowski, quarterbacks (third season)
From the top down: Historically speaking, the third year has been the charm for Jerry Kill at each of his previous stops along the way. While coaching Southern Illinois, Kill's teams went from 1-10 in 2001 to 4-8 in 2002 to 10-2 and a berth in the FCS playoffs in year three in 2003. A similar trend occurred with Kill and his Northern ...