Letter of the Day (Oct. 22): Rebecca Kill

  • Updated: October 21, 2013 - 7:04 PM

Thanks for making that long, early-morning drive on Saturday, so that Jerry Kill could inspire his team.

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University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill and his wife, Rebecca, walked the trail along the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis in July.

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There is a lot of well-deserved praise out there for Minnesota Gophers football Coach Jerry Kill as he navigates through his health issues with determination and vigor, but I would like to add praise for his devoted wife, Rebecca — a silent hero we never hear too much about. Thank you, Rebecca, for driving 14 hours round-trip to Northwestern University (leaving the Twin Cities at approximately 4 a.m.) so that the coach could make an appearance at Saturday’s game (“Well worth the drive,” Oct. 20). It is people like you who make this world a better place. Our team certainly appreciated your husband’s presence, and I appreciate yours.

DONAL O’DONNELL II, Edina

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