Kill was introduced as the Gophers' 27th head football coach on Dec. 6, 2010, and had been working under the terms of a Memorandum of Agreement he signed with the University.
Maturi said he was pleased to have his head football coach secured to a long-term deal.
"This contract represents a significant commitment to Coach Kill and our belief in his vision for Gopher football," Maturi said. "He has proved over the past 10 months what a great fit he is at the University of Minnesota and I have been very impressed with him as both a coach and a person. We are lucky to have him and I am thrilled that we now have an agreement in place that has secured Coach Kill as our head football coach well into the future."
Coach Kill and the Gophers host Iowa in the annual battle for Floyd of Rosedale on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium at 2:30 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised by the Big Ten Network.
Director of athletics Joel Maturi met with the media following Tuesday's press conference to discuss the seven-year contract signed by head coach Jerry Kill.
Article from U of M Athletic Communications.