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When University of Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi announced Jerry Kill as the Gophers new head football coach, he said a key issue he was looking for was a coach who could recruit well in the upper midwest.

Why?

Don’t we want somebody who can steal kids from Florida, Texas and California?

Isn’t that where the talent is?

Looking back at the last 12 national champions, only one — Ohio State — is not from the Southeastern Conference or a place that rarely sees snow.