One very positive thing about Gophers football coach Jerry Kill is that, while football is his primary duty, he spends a lot of time doing more for community and needy people than any coach I can recall.

About a week ago he spoke to a group of young people who are dealing with epilepsy. Kill, who has suffered a number of epileptic seizures, spent a long time talking individually and collectively to all the young boys and girls at that session.  They certainly felt a lot better after he left.

This week, the defensive members of the Gophers football team packed 11,000 meals for an organization called Kids Against Hunger. The organization does a great deal to battle world wide hunger.

The Gophers' twitter account said the defensive players packed 11,232 meals.The Gophers offensive players will compete with that and try to pack more than 11,232 meals for Kids Against Hunger this week.

One thing about Kill -- he cares about people who are underprivilaged and are in need. And he makes a great impression on his players in that regard, and shows them how they can help. Believe me, the players love getting together to support causes like that, too.



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