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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