FanPost

24 hours later


It has been 24 hours since NIU football's worst weekend ever (The Simpson's Comic Book Guy) and I started to to think over all that happened, namely Kill's leaving for greener pastures.

Sure I'm happy for him, I agree with Compher, we are better as a launching pad than a graveyard, but the way things went down were absolutely classless, I don't care who you are and who you are going to work for.

The bigger thing is that it wasn't time yet. And this isn't the ramblings of a NIU fan, this is the ramblings of a Coach Kill fan, someone who has watched his works since 2001 in SIU. Someone who hoped and pined for him to fill Coach Novak's position. Kill has proven to be a great coach, with winning seasons two out of this three years, but he has yet to deliver a bowl championship or a conference championship. Sure he was a success, but the foundation was in place when he arrived. 

While he was a great recruiter at SIU (and that took years) and a good one at NIU, I don't think he is ready for the feeding frenzy of recruiting needed to compete at the Big Ten level. Sure they have a great facility up there, but Kill is an unknown to the "upper levels of college football." One look at Minnesota's schedule next year and anyone would shudder. Moreover, one look at the fan's and alumni's response in Minnesota and anyone would shudder, its the same reaction as introducing Judson to replace Patton.

Kill moved to early, for both NIU and himself, he would have been better off spending five, ten years at NIU building a name for himself and the team and taking the job that both wants him and he would be equipped for. 

I wish him nothing but the best, I have always had a distain for Big Ten football, but I might actually root for Minnesota, of course until they play Miami or any other MAC team...then I hope TCF Bank Stadium floods with the tears of Golden Gopher fans.

In This FanPost

Teams

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Red And Black Attack

You must be a member of Red And Black Attack to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Red And Black Attack. You should read them.

Join Red And Black Attack

You must be a member of Red And Black Attack to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Red And Black Attack. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker