Minnesota coach Jerry Kill suffers seizure, won’t coach vs. Michigan
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill suffered a seizure on Saturday morning and won’t coach the Gophers’ game against No. 19 Michigan, Minnesota announced in a statement.
Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill is at home in Minneapolis and will not be on the sideline for today’s game against Michigan. Coach Kill was not feeling well on Friday morning and decided to meet the team in Ann Arbor on Saturday. He then suffered a seizure on Saturday morning and will remain at home in Minnesota for today’s game.
Coach Kill has been in contact with his staff today and defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys will serve as Minnesota’s acting head coach from the press box.
Kill has suffered a number of seizure-related incidents in his coaching career, including an episode last month during a game against New Mexico State.
The New York Times published a story on Friday surrounding Kill’s history with seizures. The coach reiterated his intention to continue coaching despite his health issues.
“If I have a seizure, I crawl, and I find a way to get back up,” Kill said. “But I never ask. I couldn’t tell you what one looks like. I’m bullheaded. I keep going.”