The seizures that have plagued good-guy Jerry Kill have returned yet again.
According to a report from Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com. Kill did not travel with the team to Ann Arbor and will not coach the Gophers in their game against Michigan this afternoon. Kill suffered a seizure early this morning, sources told Dodd, after not feeling well and remaining at home while his team flew to Michigan. Kill was not hospitalized after this latest episode.
The school subsequently confirmed Kill will not be at the game. Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys will serve, from the press box, as head coach for the Wolverines game.
The seizure would be at least the fourth game-day occurrence 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.
At halftime of Minnesota’s game with Western Illinois three weeks ago, the Gophers head coach was treated by team medical personnel for a seizure. Kill was subsequently taken by a stretcher off the sidelines and into the locker room for further treatment.
The university has steadfastly stood behind their head football coach as he deals with his medical condition.