Coach Jerry Kill
University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill announced on Thursday — national Rise Above Seizures Day — he will be making a $100,000 donation to help children dealing with epilepsy.
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Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson says he intends to transfer to another school that runs an offense “that centers more around the passing game.” The sophomore made the surprise announcement Thursday when he first released the statement to KFXN-FM in Minneapolis.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill missed an entire game for the first time because of his epilepsy, staying at home Saturday after suffering another seizure. The Golden Gophers lost 42-13 to No. 19 Michigan. Minnesota officials said Kill was not feeling well on Friday, but planned to travel to Ann Arbor on Saturday to coach in the game. But he suffered a seizure on Saturday morning and was resting at home in Minnesota while the Gophers played.
When Philip Nelson’s right hamstring strain forced him out of the game, Minnesota turned to redshirt freshman Mitch Leidner at quarterback. Leidner started for the Gophers last week, too, rushed for 151 yards and four touchdowns and tops the depth chart going into the Big Ten opener Saturday against Iowa. Nelson, the sophomore who took over at midseason last year, has no guarantees of getting the job back.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has returned to his normal game-week routine three days after his latest epileptic seizure caused him to miss the second half of a win over Western Illinois.
With Minnesota coach Jerry Kill at a hospital after a seizure at halftime, David Cobb and Rodrick Williams each rushed for two touchdowns to lead the Gophers past Western Illinois 29-12 on Saturday afternoon. Kill has epilepsy, and this is the fourth time in three seasons with the Gophers he’s had an episode on game day. The scene of Kill writhing back and forth on the sideline is always jarring nonetheless, and the sluggish Gophers (3-0) found themselves trailing 12-7 until late in the third quarter.
University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill has been released from the hospital, after suffering another seizure following the Gophers’ home game on Saturday.
Gophers head coach Jerry Kill has readmitted himself back into the hospital in the hopes of stopping his reoccurring seizures, according to the University of Minnesota.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill still looks a little worn out from the seizures he’s had over the last 10 days, and his face appears a little thinner.