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Minnesota coach Jerry Kill is resting at home this week following a seizure that kept him from traveling to the game at Michigan. Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys filled in for Kill on the Big Ten coaches’ call with reporters on Tuesday.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has a well-timed bye week to recover from his latest seizure. Team spokesman Paul Rovnak said Kill stayed at home on Sunday to rest. He had an episode the day before that kept him from traveling to the game at Michigan. The Gophers don’t play again until Oct. 19, so this is a low-key week. Assistant coaches held a brief meeting with players before leaving the facility.
With all of the questions regarding coach Jerry Kill’s absence and its affect on the Gopher football team, fans like Sue McCormick and Michael Doyle say they weren’t concerned during Saturday’s game in Michigan. “We’re there to be support him no matter what,” McCormick said. While they want to see the coach healthy, they said they don’t think he should be fired – unless he wants to step down. “I think it should be his decision, not anybody else’s,” McCormick said.
Two days after his latest seizure on the sidelines, Gopher football coach Jerry Kill was back at work. And the U’s athletic director said he supports the coach “100 percent.” The coach was taken off the field at halftime of Saturday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium. It was the third time in three years that he’s had to miss part of a game because of his epilepsy. It’s uncharted territory for a major college sports program, having this happen so frequently and so publicly.
Three seizures during three games in two years have Gopher fans like Margaret Swanson wondering if coach Jerry Kill’s struggles with epilepsy are too much for the job. “I feel so bad because it seems to be happening a lot,” Swanson said. “I wonder what happens in the locker room when he doesn’t come in…I’m sure it takes a toll on them a little bit.” Dr. Thaddeus Walczak is an epileptologist at the University of Minnesota. He says that although high-stress situations – like football games – could make seizures more likely to occur in someone with epilepsy, that’s not a reason to change careers.
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Jerry Kill left the Mayo Clinic on Wednesday and was back in the Twin Cities in time for the Gophers’ practice at 3:30 p.m. His coaching staff said earlier this week they expect him to be on the sidelines at Michigan on Saturday.
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The Gopher football team went back to work on Monday, but without their head coach. The Gophers were left to figure out how they let a home game against one of the worst teams in NCAA Division I football get away from them and drop to 0-2 on the season.