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Jerry Kill to readmit himself for further medical testing

Jerry Kill

Exactly a week after suffering a seizure late in a loss to New Mexico State, and two days after being released from the hospital, Jerry Kill returned to the sidelines for Minnesota’s win over Miami of Ohio Sept. 17.  A week later, Kill was again patrolling the sidelines as his Gophers were embarrassed in a loss Div. 1-AA North Dakota State.

Unfortunately, it appears Kill may have gotten ahead of himself medically.

In a release, Minnesota announced that Kill will be admitting himself into the Mayo Clinic “in an effort to resolve his ongoing seizure issues.”  Kill suffered another seizure Sunday morning and is currently hospitalized.

“The seizures continue to be a concern for me and my family,” Kill said in a statement. “[Wife] Rebecca and I have made the decision to do what it takes to find a solution.  I hope to be back to work soon, but we believe that taking some time away to get a handle on this is the right thing to do.”

“Coach Kill is determined to get this issue resolved,” athletic director Joel Maturi said. “We all want what’s best for him, and his health is our first and foremost concern. I have full confidence that our football staff will get the team prepared while Jerry is away. We all want him back on the sidelines. But it’s time to find a resolution.”

Kill is in his first year as the Gophers’ head coach, hired away from Northern Illinois following the firing of Tim Brewster.

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5 Responses to “Jerry Kill to readmit himself for further medical testing”
  1. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 26, 2011 12:42 AM

    Nothing against Kill, but losing to North Dakota state and New Mexico State isn’t good for anyone. Not sure if thats worse than Indiana losing to North Texas and Ball State, or Purdue losing to Rice. Showing their B1G asses.

  2. inconsonance says: Sep 26, 2011 12:48 AM

    It would take any coach a long while to breathe new life into Minnesota’s moribund program in the post-Brewster era, so try to give Kill a break.

  3. parkcityute says: Sep 26, 2011 10:26 AM

    Jerry Kill is a great guy. He must be feeling poorly even now to go in for further testing. Take all the time you need. Coach you are in our thoughts and prayers. Best to you!

  4. nikesparq says: Sep 26, 2011 11:50 AM

    get well Kill,

    I really didn’t want to post this because this should be common knowledge, but those not familiar with the Univ of Minnesota Gophers program; Tim Brewster left the program in complete ruins. None of the athletes were conditioned to Big Ten standards, and the constant revolving of coaches & changing of defensive/offensive systems really hurt the program. The kids were in complete disarray as their athletic ability wasn’t harnessed properly. Kill has a stable staff, and proven success everywhere he has been. You can’t change the world in one day.

  5. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 26, 2011 5:57 PM

    I hope he does well, Minnesota fans deserve it. They’ve been down for a while. The new stadium is beautiful. Hopefully this guy surpasses the Glen Mason era.

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