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Former Minnesota and Northern Illinois HC Jerry Kill is taking over as Athletic Director at Southern Illinois.

Kill spent 2017 as the offensive coordinator at Rutgers. Prior to that, he served as head coach for the Gophers from 2011-2015, and he has also coached at Northern and Southern Illinois. Reports indicate that he's taking over as the director on a "quasi-interim basis" so it's possible this could be a short-term position for the former coach, or it could be his long-term landing spot.
Apr 30 - 4:04 PM

Southern Illinois hired former Rutgers OC Jerry Kill to serve as program ambassador.

Kill resigned from his post at Rutgers in December due to his ongoing battle with epilepsy -- he required hospitalization for a seizure on Sept. 10. It looks like he'll try to transition away from coaching, now, starting with this job as Salukis ambassador. Kill served as head coach at Southern Illinois from 2001-07, leading the team to five consecutive FCS title game showings in that space. After that stint in the FCS, he went on for head-coaching jobs at Northern Illinois (2008-10) and Minnesota (2011-15).
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 1 - 4:27 PM

Iowa redshirt senior WR Matt Quarells transferred to Southern Illinois.

Quarells (6'1/195) transferred from New Mexico to Iowa last summer. He was a late entrant to August camp due to what HC Kirk Ferentz referred to as "red tape" and failed to crack the receiving rotation after he joined the team. This past season, Quarells did not log a catch. The coming season with Southern Illinois will exhaust his collegiate eligibility. His loss counts as a depth blow for the Hawkeyes and little more.
Source: Land of 10
Jan 17 - 4:20 PM

Former Missouri junior RB Nate Strong transferred to Southern Illinois.

Strong (6'0/211) had himself a rough offseason a year ago, first facing a suspension in spring practice for a violation of team rules and later sustaining a knee injury in August camp which prevented him from making any sort of real noise in terms of the depth chart. He subsequently left the team just one game into the 2017 season. The former JUCO back rushed for 137 yards (4.3 YPC) and a pair of touchdowns during the 2016 campaign. Moving down from the FBS, strong'll be eligible to play immediately for the Salukis come the start of the 2018 season.
Jan 16 - 12:44 PM

Rutgers OC Jerry Kill will step down from the position due to health concerns.

Kill, 56, was hospitalized earlier this season after suffering what is being called a "minor" seizure caused by his epilepsy. He did return to the sidelines later in the year, but it sounds like neither party is comfortable taking health risks at this point in time. The former Minnesota Golden Gopher head coach didn't announce his retirement, but sounded in his announcement, he sounded like that was a strong possibility. Rutgers will now look for a new director of the offense under Head Coach Chris Ash.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 06:28:00 PM

Rutgers OC Jerry Kill is evaluating his options and is expected to make a 'health related decision' on his future in the coming days.

Kill, 56, has epilepsy, and has dealt with seizures, including a "mild" one that hospitalized him in September. The former Minnesota Gophers coach was forced to resign due to the seizures in 2015, and spent 2016 with Kansas State in a "non-coaching" role. With recruiting picking up, the Scarlet Knights will likely want a decision soon, but coach Chris Ash has been reportedly telling recruits that Kill may not be with the team in 2018.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 03:05:00 PM

Missouri junior RB Nate Strong has left the team.

Strong (6'0/211) was suspended due to a violation of team rules in the spring, but was subsequently reinstated. A knee injury sustained during preseason camp as well as his place on the depth chart -- he was working as a fourth-string running back -- likely played a part in his decision to exit stage left. This counts as a depth loss for the Tigers, but little more.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 09:25:00 PM

Rutgers OC Jerry Kill was hospitalized after suffering a seizure on Sunday.

Scarlet Knights HC Chris Ash said the 56-year-old Kill had a "minor medical setback" but was expected to be fine. Even so, this is another scary development for Kill, who has suffered from epilepsy for almost two decades. He was knocked over on the sideline during a late hit against QB Kyle Bolin in the loss to Eastern Michigan on Saturday and suffered headaches that night. Doctors don't yet know if the seizure is related. Ash hopes to have Kill on the sideline Saturday for the home game against Morgan State. If everything goes well, Kill will be released from the hospital on Monday or Tuesday.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 03:16:00 PM

Iowa redshirt junior WR Matt Quarells has joined the team.

News broke of Quarells' decision to transfer from New Mexico to Iowa near the end of July, but per Hawkeyes HC Kirk Ferentz, he had some "red tape" to cut through before he could join the team. He caught 11 passes for 180 yards in New Mexico's triple-option last season, but should have an opportunity for more extensive receiving work now that he's at Iowa.
Source: Land of 10
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 02:00:00 PM

New Mexico redshirt junior WR Matt Quarells transferred to Iowa as a graduate.

Quarells (6'1/195) logged 11 catches for 180 yards last season while working as one of the receiving threats in New Mexico's triple-option attack. He joins a mostly thin, unproven receiving corp at Iowa. Matt VandeBerg and Nick Easley are expected to start at wideout for the Hawkeyes, with Quarells set to try to carve out a rotation role while jostling with fellow receivers Adrian Falconer and Devonte Young when August camp boots up in a few days.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 05:57:00 PM

Missouri has lifted the indefinite suspension for junior RB Nate Strong.

Strong was suspended indefinitely for reasons unknown in early March, but while indefinite suspensions often drag on for a significant amount of time, this one has apparently already run its course after just four weeks. The 6-foot, 211-pound Brown joined the Tigers as a JUCO recruit in the 2016 class and picked up 137 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns in four games played during the past season.
Tue, Apr 4, 2017 09:42:00 PM

Missouri junior RB Nate Strong has been suspended indefinitely.

No word as of yet as to what Strong did to land in hot water with HC Barry Odom, at least not beyond the boilerplate "violation of team rules." The 6-foot, 211-pounder signed with Missouri out of the JUCO ranks as part of the Tigers' 2016 class. He went on to rush for 137 yards (4.3 YPC) and two touchdowns over the course of four games played during the past campaign.
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 10:11:00 PM

Southern Illinois defensive end Khari Waithe-Alexander entered the NFL Draft.

Waithe-Alexander had a season of eligibility remaining but, having completed his degree, decided to opt in early. The 6-foot-2, 262-pound redshirt junior had nine sacks as a two-year starter at Southern Illinois. Consider him an NFL long shot.
Source: Yahoo
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 03:50:00 PM

Former Minnesota HC Jerry Kill will join Rutgers as the school's next offensive coordinator, according to Ryan Dunleavy.

After being let go by Minnesota following a number of health related issues, Kill joined Kansas State as an associate athletic director less than a year ago. Rutgers is exercising a 180-degree turn here, after hiring a 28-year-old offensive coordinator last offseason to now selecting a 55-year-old for the position.
Source: NJ.com
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 10:38:00 AM

Kansas State redshirt senior RB Jarvis Leverett Jr. transferred to Southern Illinois.

Leverett might be a redshirt senior, but his statistical output does not bear out his level of experience. Outside of the 2014 campaign, the 5-foot-11, 203-pounder did not see game action. During his four games in 2014, he rushed 20 times for 67 yards (3.4 YPC). He will be eligible to play in Southern Illinois' season-opening tilt against FAU.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 01:56:00 PM


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