Fans in Minnesota became well-versed in Jerry Kill's health challenges, which ultimately caused him to step down as Gophers football coach in the middle of the 2015 season. He walked away after an emotional, unforgettable news conference at TCF Bank Stadium.

But Kill continued to be a champion for epilepsy awareness. And now he's bringing that message to New Jersey, where the former Gophers head coach believes he has found the proper balance between football and healthy lifestyle as the new offensive coordinator at Rutgers.

With spring football set to arrive sooner than we think, Kill was featured recently by the Asbury Park Press — where he was quoted extensively talking about his health and job at Rutgers.

Kill, who reportedly has lost 25 pounds while on a special diet, said of his new job: "It's night and day, what you deal with as a head coach and as a coordinator."

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