Bye Week Gives Kill Extra Time To Recover From Latest Seizure

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill has a well-timed bye week to recover from his latest seizure. Team spokesman Paul Rovnak said Kill stayed at home Sunday to rest after having an episode that kept him from traveling to Saturday's game in Michigan.

Kill was not feeling well on Friday and planned to travel to Ann Arbor on Saturday in time for the game, but suffered a seizure Saturday morning. It was the first time Kill missed an entire game because of a seizure. Michigan defeated Minnesota 42-13.

The Gophers don't play again until October 19th at Northwestern so this is a low-key week. Assistant coaches held a brief meeting with players before leaving the facility.

Kill has said he'd leave the job if his epilepsy interfered too much with his performance or the success of the program. This was his second game-day seizure this season (Kill did not coach the second half against Western Illinois) and the fifth in three years at Minnesota. His bosses and his assistants have repeatedly said they can handle Kill's absences and that his condition is not a problem.

Nebraska plays at Minnesota on October 26th.

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