Kill: “I think it’s a deal he will regret one day”

Nov 17, 2012; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini (left) and Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill talk prior to the game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

Who knew there was so much drama coming out of the Gopher’s practice facility?

Everything boiled to the surface over the weekend as former Gopher wide receiver A.J. Barker announced his resignation from the team while attempting to justify his position by posting a 4,000 word tirade against coach Jerry Kill.

In an obviously poor public relations weekend, Kill woke up on Monday morning ready to face the cameras and microphones, responding to allegations of misconduct against Barker.

“I feel bad for A.J.,” said Kill at a special press conference on Monday morning. “I feel bad that that’s the way he feels about the situation.”

Kill does not refute the claim that he yelled at Barker Thursday – his last talk with Barker – but he goes on to say that he isn’t treating Barker any differently.

“I don’t treat our players any differently than I treat my two daughters,” said Kill.

The rest of the press conference, Kill addressed most accusations brought forth by Barker, including denying that a coach called Barker the f-word because of his beliefs.

“I think it’s a deal he will regret one day,” said Kill.


Topics: Administration, Gophers, Minnesota Golden Gophers

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