Kill stresses importance of new practice facility

December 11 [Wed], 2013, 13:00

Kill stresses importance of new practice facility plan

CHICAGO Anytime Gophers coach Jerry Kill was asked about practice facilities during this week Kids Wesley Woodyard Jersey Big Ten Media Days, he stressed the importance of pushing forward on the University recently unveiled $190 million athletic facilities plan.

now, we got a beautiful stadium, a great place to play on Saturdays, Kill said. we have to improve our practice facilities, strength training and academic facilities. This is a critical project for us. Minnesota ranked ahead of Purdue, Wisconsin and Northwestern, but Wisconsin has since finished a major upgrade, and Northwestern is close to breaking ground on a $220 million upgrade.

Asked Wednesday if the Gophers have had a recruit tell them that he was picking another school due in part to facilities, Kill said, "It happened about three or four weeks ago. He pretty much said, I love you and Game Eric Decker Jersey the camaraderie on your staff, the longevity. I love everything about you, love your school. But boy this other school, it just hard. They got all this stuff, That how kids are. Hassenauer, the center from East Ridge who committed to Alabama last month. The Crimson Tide have won three national titles in Karl Mecklenburg Limited Jersey four years and boast some of the more lavish practice facilities in college football.

The Gophers new $190 million plan would provide new practice facilities for football, basketball and several other sports. The plan calls for the facilities to be phased in over the next six to eight years. For now, the Gophers are doing a fundraising feasibility study. Athletics Director Norwood Teague and Kill both spoke to Chicagobased alumni on Wednesday night.

Asked how soon the Gophers could break ground, Kill said that a question for Teague.

told him, need to get a shovel in the dirt before we start camp [Aug. 2], Kill said. "I know I very aggressive. He called me a pit bull yesterday. We need to get things going. Time essential in life, and we don need to waste any getting it done. Commenters must follow our Terms of Use.
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