Quotes and Audio: Jerry Kill Part 2

Listen to Coach Jerry Kill discuss MarQueis Gray, academics and his plan to help turn the Gophers around.

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"We'll learn how to play hard. That's what I mean by finishing. It doesn't guarantee you any wins, but it gives you a chance. And that's all you can ask for at the end of the day."

"This is the beginning of a journey. When I walked in the door it was the beginning. Now it's just baby steps to the journey. It took me 28 years, I'm still getting to know my wife, that's why I've been married 28 years."


"They understand. Kids want to do well. These kids want to do well. I mean they're hungry to do well. They're excited for the spring."

"When I was at Southern Illinois and if we had a kid who wasn't doing his [school] work, I'd put his tailend in study hall and we'd march on to practice. And that's a great right of being a head coach. I get to do that. And so if I've got somebody who I feel like has to get a paper done or he needs something done, then he's going to go do that."


"I don't think anybody in college football does anything Einstein-wise or anything."

"All I can control is our team getting better. That's all I can control. I can't control the weather. I can't control a lot of things but I can control our kids getting better. And that's where I have to concentrate."


"MarQueis [Gray] is going to be a great player. We're moving him to quarterback from receiver. He hasn't truly played a quarterback position since high school. Now does he have the ability and athleticism? He's going to be an impact player somewhere."

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