Jerry Kill retiring from Golden Gophers immediately due to health concerns

Tracy Claeys will take over as the interim head coach for the Gophers.
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Early Wednesday morning, Minnesota announced head coach Jerry Kill is retiring effective immediately due to health concerns.

Kill is leaving college football with a record of 29-29 at Minnesota. He will be credited with reviving a Minnesota football program that went to a Jan. 1 bowl game for the first time since 1962.

Interim Athletics Director Beth Goetz named Tracy Claeys Tracy Claeys interim head coach. Claeys has worked with Kill for 21 years.

(h/t Minnesota Golden Gophers)