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Kill intends to be on sidelines, while his QB may be sidelined

Jerry Kill

Three days after being hospitalized for the second time in two weeks for seizures, Jerry Kill was back at work and coaching his Minnesota Golden Gophers during practice Wednesday.

The head coach said after the practice session that he fully intends to be on the sidelines this weekend as his 1-3 squad takes on Michigan in Ann Arbor Saturday.  Kill suffered a seizure on the sidelines late in a loss to New Mexico State the second week of the season, but has coached the past two games.

Kill sounded both irritated at having to answer questions about his medical condition and anxious to get to work in preparing for the Wolverines.

“I have a complicated issue. It’s not something I’m going to die from, but it’s complicated right now,” Kill said. “I got out of the hospital [Wednesday] — I got out at 11 [a.m.], I was back here at 1 [p.m.] for a coaches’ meeting. So it isn’t like I’m going home and resting.”

His own health isn’t the only complication Kill’s facing. ¬†Starting quarterback¬†MarQueis Gray is suffering from a foot/toe injury, and his status for this weekend’s game will be determined on Thursday.

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4 Responses to “Kill intends to be on sidelines, while his QB may be sidelined”
  1. fcmlefty1 says: Sep 29, 2011 9:41 AM

    Gray’s injury is a blessing in disguise – its time to make Shortell the QB, start getting him experience and build towards the 2013 season. Thats a realistic goal year for getting back to a bowl game. Baby steps…..

  2. polegojim says: Sep 29, 2011 11:23 AM

    Stay well Coach Kill. I hope your best players are on the field Saturday.

    The Little Brown Jug – Congrats on the longest tenured and respected rivalry/trophy in NCAA footbal history!

    I hope Minnesota starts turning it around… next week…

    GO BLUE!!!

  3. Bo Darville says: Sep 29, 2011 11:24 AM

    Gray is a dynamic player. Too bad the Gopher coaching staff doesn’t know what to do with him.

  4. fcmlefty1 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:28 AM

    @Bo – the last coaching staff knew exactly what to do with him – play him at WR. Coach Kill will eventually figure it out too, because he’s a way better coach than the last joker. But he’s a terrible Big 10 QB. He’d barely be passable as a FCS QB.

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