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Jerry Kill appreciative of raise

Updated: February 24, 2014, 6:06 PM ET
Associated Press

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill answered his telephone not long after having his annual compensation boosted to more than $2 million.

His brother was calling.

"You ain't worth that," he told Kill from their native Kansas. "I'm sitting here working on beef cattle, and they're paying you that to coach football? Is this country crazy?"

Kill just laughed.

"I can't answer that question," he said.

With his farmhand humility and homespun humor, Kill spoke Monday ...

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