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Jerry Kill suffers apparent seizure

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The seizures that have plagued Jerry Kill over the past couple of years have apparently returned.

At halftime of Minnesota’s game with Western Illinois, the Gophers head coach was treated by team medical personnel for what appeared to be a seizure, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.  Kill was subsequently taken by a stretcher off the sidelines, presumably to the locker room for further treatment.

There’s been no official word yet from Minnesota as to the exact nature of the episode, although Kill will not return to the game.

If it was indeed a seizure, it would be the third such game-day instance for Kill, who has been diagnosed with epilepsy.

During his first season in 2011, Kill suffered a seizure on the sidelines late in the fourth quarter of a September game against New Mexico State.  In October of last year, he suffered another seizure in the immediate aftermath of a loss to Northwestern.

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10 Responses to “Jerry Kill suffers apparent seizure”
  1. sanduskyshowerboy says: Sep 14, 2013 2:35 PM

    I’d have a seizure if i lost to northwestern too.

    But in all seriousness that sucks. He needs to think about his health and reevaluate if he really needs to be coaching.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Sep 14, 2013 4:30 PM

    Time to take care of yourself and get out of coaching.

  3. briansalo1 says: Sep 14, 2013 4:31 PM

    Why don’t you tell him that Northwestern crack to his face, you f*ckin joke? Coach Kill has turned around every football program he’s ever coached, and just because you’re a diagnosed epileptic with occasional flare-ups doesn’t mean you can’t coach. SKI-U-MAH!

  4. Deb says: Sep 14, 2013 4:33 PM

    God bless him. I hope he can find a medical treatment that will keep his condition under control. It’s not that easy to walk away from your job or your life’s work.

  5. bballnut50 says: Sep 14, 2013 5:12 PM

    “sanduskyshowerboy”…go get a life…coach Kill is a winner and has the Golden Gophers moving in the right direction..Ski-U-Mah

  6. onbucky96 says: Sep 14, 2013 5:24 PM

    WTF? Why is Jerry still coaching? If Minnesota keeps letting him out there, he may well die. Seriously Gopher fans, do you want to see him pass away in front of his players and fans? He needs to retire. And I’m a Wisconsin fan who loves to bash anything Gopher. No bashing here just worry for a fellow human being.

  7. brucek22b says: Sep 14, 2013 7:59 PM

    Did all you ostriches have your head in the sand when Dr Gupta did his show Weed in August.He was telling everyone how a cannabis extract controls seizures.

  8. the8man says: Sep 14, 2013 8:24 PM

    As you age, you become more aware of the myriad of afflictions that people suffer from and what they do to combat them and remain productive.

    I think it would surprise all of us to learn of the health situations that many of us cope with on a day-to-day basis. And that we aren’t alone.

    A hearty “Huzzah” to all who push aside their burdens, venture forth and do their jobs!

    Go get ‘em, Jerry!

  9. ryanw822 says: Sep 14, 2013 9:13 PM

    he’s averaging a seizure a year. he needs to resign because it’s obvious its too much for him.

  10. albertmn says: Sep 15, 2013 1:51 AM

    Get better, Jerry. He really seems like a great guy, and has done a wonderful job, and does some great charity work. Minnesota needs him, but it is more important for him to get well.

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