Former Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill resigned early Wednesday due to health concerns. We wish Kill nothing but the best, and those within the college football community clearly do, too. Social media has been flooded today with positive vibes for Kill.

But one message stands out in particular. Minnesota walk-on Cavonte Johnson posted a heartwarming message on Facebook in honor of his former coach, who offered Johnson an opportunity when nobody else would. Check it out:

It’s clear that Kill impacted many lives in a positive way. Here’s to hoping for a speedy recovery.

Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.

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