During his three years on the job, Jerry Kill has done remarkable work rebuilding the University of Minnesota's football program post-Tim Brewster. Kill has improved the Gophers' win total from three in his first season to eight last year during the team's best campaign since 2005. But perhaps more significantly, Kill has inspired many with the way he has approached his high-profile struggle with epilepsy. Although Kill was repeatedly stricken by in-game seizures and needed to take a good chunk of last season off in order to deal with his disease, the long-tenured coaching staff didn't miss a beat while leading the team to the Texas Bowl. Kill has tried to keep the focus on his players and deflected sympathy while vowing to step aside if his condition ever gets in the way of his coaching. We hope that's never necessary.