Univ. of Minnesota president wants ex-coach Kill in fold

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler says he is hopeful the school can find a way to keep former football coach Jerry Kill in the fold even as Kill says he is moving on to other ventures.

Kill was forced to retire seven games into last season because of epilepsy. He tells the Star Tribune that after numerous conversations with Kaler the two sides were unable to agree on a new role for him at the school. Kill says he wants to remain involved in athletics, and that was offered.

Kaler acknowledges the two sides ''could not identify a full-time opportunity that met both his needs and those of the university.''

Kaler says he wants Kill to remain a part of the school ''in a way that works for everyone.''