Jerry Kill - New Mexico State








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If he can do it for 4-6 years it will be a really good move for the stability of the program. 50/50 shot he makes it 3 years. In which case it does the EXACT opposite of the reason for hiring him
 





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Hopefully Fleck drops the just do enough to win mentality with non-conf games and we go out and crush them.... :)
I am sure that the ticket office would like any angle to try to drum up additional interest in the game, the Coach Kill redemption/revenge/return story might help a little.
 


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He had cancer and that is what it is, sadly, can't control that.

But what he could control -- and quite frankly, he was not able control it -- was overworking himself to death. That exacerbated everything, he couldn't sleep, was fried out etc.

When he loses, he goes into hyper overdrive mode and can't control himself from working to the bone, trying to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it.


Fearful for his health. He's a good person.


Problem is, I guess, like a lot of people, they spend their whole lives doing one thing ... then when they retire, they lose all purpose and joy in life.
 


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The will put more people in the stands. He is 1-0 as visiting coach at the Bank.
He’ll be 61 at start of the season. Health seems to be under control.

Maybe the U can put Mason in the ring of Honor at the game.
He has also been away from the stress of the head coaching role for an extended period of time, able to take care of himself and avoid the issues that were causing the seizures in the past.

He won't have that luxury back in the head coaching role. I am sure he THINKS he can handle it, and maybe it turns out he can, but will anyone be surprised when the health problems come back and it all goes to crap?
 

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He has also been away from the stress of the head coaching role for an extended period of time, able to take care of himself and avoid the issues that were causing the seizures in the past.

He won't have that luxury back in the head coaching role. I am sure he THINKS he can handle it, and maybe it turns out he can, but will anyone be surprised when the health problems come back and it all goes to crap?
New Mexico State is a lower level of stress (as a head coach) than he has had since his SIU days
 





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New Mexico State is a lower level of stress (as a head coach) than he has had since his SIU days
The spotlight definitely won't be as bright in the Sun Belt Conference. The question will be if he is willing to do the things he needs to do in order to take care of himself this time around.

Not surprised at all Kill is trying to get back into being a head coach again, a little surprised someone is willing to give him the opportunity at the D1 level, even if it is just the Sun Belt Conference.
 

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That's terrible, sorry to hear that.

That does not mean we can't talk about addiction. It's exactly the same mechanism, for Kill.
I see/saw all the parallels. Chronic pain and addiction destroy people/families.
Kill doesn’t want his health to stop him from doing what he loves. Only he and his family can make that decision. It’s his life. He doesn’t ask for anyone’s sympathy.
 

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NMSU is moving to CUSA, not the Sun Belt.

Football teams will be: NMSU, UTEP, La Tech, Middle Tenn, Western KY, Florida Intl, Liberty, Sam Houston, Jacksonville State (Alabama ... will be similar to Troy)
 

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Kill doesn’t want his health to stop him from doing what he loves. Only he and his family can make that decision. It’s his life.
Of course. Just worried he won't be able to stop himself.
 


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It's just a cycle with him, isn't it clear to everyone, including Jerry, that when he runs an entire program his system can't take the stress? NMSU loses a lot and always will, why does he want that stress? Maybe Tracy joins and Jerry offloads some of the heavy lifting?
 
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Do we think there will there be any sort of tribute video for his return next year?
He seemed to have beef with Coyle and the way Tracy Clayes was fired in 2016. Not think he likes PJ very much.
 




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