He might have been exaggerating for effect, but Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill says he's had several seizures in the past week. Nevertheless, he won't stop working. In his words: "What am I supposed to do, sit in a chair an wait for the next seizure?"
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Players were scared when Jerry Kill suffered a seizure
Gophers' players didn't know what to do when Jerry Kill suffered a seizure during last weekend's game at TCF Bank Stadium. Senior Ryan Wynn said nobody knew if Kill was suffering from the heat, a heart attack, a seizure, or anything else.
Jerry Kill back at Gophers' practice
Gophers head coach Jerry Kill was released from the hospital on Thursday, five days after suffering a seizure during Minnesota’s home opener against New Mexico State. Kill was at practice Thursday and stayed the entire two hours. He will be coaching on Saturday against Miami (Ohio), but it might be from the press-box.
Jerry Kill promises to quit if seizures affect coaching ability
Gophers football coach Jerry Kill says if his seizure disorder ever affected his ability to do his job, he would quit. At his weekly news conference, Kill said he was fine after having a mild seizure on the plane when returning from the Northwestern game. Overall, he says he’s in “pretty good health.”
Former Gophers keep faith in Jerry Kill
One former Gopher who knows what it’s like to suffer a big loss is sticking up for football coach Jerry Kill. Ray Hitchcock was a senior in 1986 when the team lost to Oklahoma 63-0. He tells the Pioneer Press he remains convinced Kill is the right guy to turn the team around despite Saturday’s memorable 58-0 fall to Michigan State. He says most other players and boosters he’s talked to feel the same way.
Seizure-prone Coach Kill says he took wife on recruiting calls
Gophers football coach Jerry Kill received clearance from the NCAA for his wife to chaperone him on 2011-12 recruiting trips because of his seizure disorder. Kill, talking to reporters while introducing the recruiting class of 2012, said, "I need to be seizure-free here pretty quick so I can relax a little bit."
Big Ten coaches offer kind words to Kill
Gophers football coach Jerry Kill is back in the hospital for the second time in two weeks because of seizures. Now he is receiving words of encouragement from Big Ten coaches. Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald says Kill "may be the toughest guy in college coaching."
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