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Gophers head coach suffers seizure after loss

Jerry Kill AP

Unfortunately for Jerry Kill, the seizures that surfaced during his first season as Minnesota’s head coach last year have returned.

The Gophers confirmed that Kill suffered a seizure following his team’s 21-13 loss to Northwestern.  Kill was taken to a local hospital, where he’s alert and resting comfortably.

The school said that the hospitalization was precautionary in nature.  An update on Kill’s status isn’t expected to be given until tomorrow at the earliest.

With 20 seconds left in a Sept. 10 game against New Mexico last season, Kill collapsed on the sidelines.  He was hospitalized following that incident, with the school subsequently confirming he had a history of seizures.

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4 Responses to “Gophers head coach suffers seizure after loss”
  1. indywvu says: Oct 13, 2012 7:26 PM

    Nothing but the best of wishes for Coach Kill.

  2. southernpatriots says: Oct 13, 2012 7:46 PM

    May Coach Jerry Kill fully rest and recuperate. I know he will have the best of medical care and maintenance.

    Coach Kill is in a high stress profession. Even when your team wins consistently, it is high stress and even more so when they lose. For Coach Kill’s health and quality of life, perhaps he should consider…..

    Best to you Coach!

  3. tuckfexas says: Oct 13, 2012 8:56 PM

    Seizures in general aren’t necessarily that serious, but he really ought to consider another job since they can obviously be stress related-and the stress of coaching that joint isn’t going away before he does.

  4. gripless says: Oct 14, 2012 10:49 AM

    Sad and difficult situation.

    Thank God Kill is ok but leaving a career for medical reasons is tough. Especially, when the career alternatives are very much different, as well as, the pay.

    I hope they can figure this out as I feel Kill is good for the Gophers but as the article suggests, he has an abundance of stress ahead of him trying to get this program back under its feet.

    Good luck coach, I hope and pray you are able to get this figured out, but don’t risk you life too much. Easier said than done, I know.

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