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Maturi's biggest puzzle becomes Jerry Kill's new challenge

MINNEAPOLIS (KTTC-DT/AP) -- Now that Joel Maturi has hired his next football coach, the Golden Gophers athletic director is going to work to try to figure out why it has been so difficult to win at Minnesota over the last four decades.

Northern Illinois coach Jerry Kill is the next in a long line of coaches charged with turning around a stagnant program.

There have been seven full-time coaches and one interim coach since Murray Warmath left the school after the 1971 season. None of them has posted a winning Big Ten record during their time with the Gophers.

The Gophers' Big Ten record since 1972 is 112-203-3.

Maturi says he is working with outgoing President Robert Bruininks to identify how the administration can help the football program succeed.

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