Gophers have 'no idea' when Jerry Kill will return

Athletics director Joel Maturi tells the Pioneer Press Kill was upfront about his health history when the Gophers hired him earlier this year. The coach is currently in stable condition at Mayo Clinic in Rochester after admitting himself over the weekend.
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Athletics director Joel Maturi tells the Pioneer Press Kill was upfront about his health history when the Gophers hired him earlier this year. The coach is currently in stable condition at Mayo Clinic in Rochester after admitting himself over the weekend.

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Gophers coach Jerry Kill takes himself out of the game

There’s no timeline for Gopher football coach Jerry Kill’s return. He checked into the Mayo Clinic to try and find the cause of continuing seizures. He coached from the sidelines during Saturday’s loss to North Dakota State, but suffered another seizure at home on Sunday.

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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.

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Joel Maturi is retiring from his role as University of Minnesota athletics director on June 30. What kind of legacy will he leave behind? The Gophers haven't been spectacular in any major sports under Maturi's watch, but he avoided scandals and brought football back to the U of M campus.

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