7 Updates
NCAA: Gophers Football Coach Jerry Kill Takes Indefinite Leave
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NCAA: Gophers Football Coach Jerry Kill Takes Indefinite Leave

Oct 10 2013, 6:45pm CDT | by

Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill took an indefinite leave of absence from the team o undergo epilepsy treatment and management.

Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill took an indefinite leave of absence from the team to undergo epilepsy treatment and management. According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

NCAA: Gophers Football Coach Jerry Kill Takes Indefinite Leave

Oct 10 2013, 6:45pm CDT | by

NCAA: Gophers Football Coach Jerry Kill Takes Indefinite Leave Photo Credit: Getty Images

Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill took an indefinite leave of absence from the team o undergo epilepsy treatment and management.

Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill took an indefinite leave of absence from the team to undergo epilepsy treatment and management.

According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys will fill in for Kill during his absence. The duration of Kill's leave has yet to be determined. 

Athletic director Norwood Teague added,"I'm confident we're making the best decision." He said he had a conversation with Kill and that the decision was made on Thursday.

Now that the head coach has some much-needed time off, Teague hopes he doesn't become too anxious about the team's performance while he's away. He said,"It's time for him to stay focused and really zero in on his condition." 

Kill missed the team's flight going to Ann Arbor on Friday for the game against the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday because he felt ill. He suffered a seizure on the morning of the game. 

He's also suffered in-game seizures for three consecutive years.

Claeys, who's worked alongside him in parts of 19 years, believes skipping the Michigan game is just the first step toward the right direction.

"I know he is not going to let that happen again. By him missing that game finally, I just think he probably said,'Hey, if I want to be here all the time, I need to look into this and do what's required of me." 

Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press cites an email sent to the newspaper from Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota executive director Vicki Kopplin which discusses the complexity of the condition.

"The need to take additional time to seek treatment for his epilepsy speaks to the complexity and spectrum of epilepsy. It is a complicated condition. I understand that it was a difficult -- but necessary -- decision. Not unlike other health conditions, sometimes it's necessary to take a leave of absence.

"The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota applauds the U of M for their support of Coach Kill. We all look forward to seeing him on the sidelines again!"

This marks the first time in three years at the helm with the Gophers when Kill will take an extended leave. Minnesota is currently 4-2 heading into its bye week. 

 

 
Update
7

20 hours ago

COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: Week 9's 22 best bets

Oct 23 2014 8:51am CDT | Source: SBNation

This is our weekly college football gambling column. It's called COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING. A horrific two-week run of 12-23 has dropped me to 64-68, -$970 as we enter Week 9. This week features fewer interesting games, but the money spends just the same if you pick winners. All wagers at -110 odds unless otherwise noted. Visit SB Nation odds partner Odds Shark for updated lines throughout each game week. 1. Miami at Virginia Tech Under 49: ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
6

1 week ago

Northwestern in position for run at Big Ten title game

Oct 10 2014 11:23pm CDT | Source: chicago sun-times

MINNEAPOLIS — What an opportunity here for Northwestern on Saturday. A victory over Minnesota would lift the Wildcats to 3-0 in Big Ten play, keeping them alone in first place in the West Division, and set them up as serious contenders for the Big Ten title game. For those of you scoring at home, NU ha ...
Source: chicago sun-times   Full article at: chicago sun-times
 

 
Update
5

3 weeks ago

Reviewing The Post-2010 College Football Coaching Hires

Oct 1 2014 3:25pm CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Michigan and Florida could be looking for coaches at the same time this off-season! But, lest we forget, they were four years ago, along with Miami and some other notable schools. After three-plus seasons, the jury has decided on most of these hires. Here are some grades. Yes, with perfect hindsight, schools whiffed by not locking down Kevin Sumlin and Gus Malzahn. Arkansas State [Hugh Freeze - A] Freeze took over a program ...
Source: The Big Lead   Full article at: The Big Lead
 

 
Update
4

3 weeks ago

Minnesota vs. Michigan final score: 3 things we learned from Gophers' 30-14 upset

Sep 27 2014 5:52pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The Little Brown Jug is going to Minneapolis, and the Wolverines' leadership is going to be looking for new work soon. Minnesota is 4-1 and 1-0 in the Big Ten after beating a Michigan team in Ann Arbor that was favored by double digits. The Gophers dominated both sides of the ball, riding a balanced offense (167 yards passing by Mitch Leidner, 218 from scrimmage by David Cobb) and a defense that got to play against the Michigan offense (3.4 yards per passing attempt and three y ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
3

5 weeks ago

Coaches would entrust their kids to Mark Richt, Bob Stoops

Sep 13 2014 8:45am CDT | Source: SBNation

Two of the nation's longest-serving head coaches top ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy's poll of football coaches. ESPN's Brett McMurphy conducted a poll of coaches, asking which coach they would want their sons to play for. Georgia head coach Mark Richt and Oklahoma's Bob Stoops tied for the lead. His full top 10: I asked coaches who they'd want their son to play for: 1-Ric ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
1

7 weeks ago

Top NFL Draft Prospects on Defense for Minnesota Golden Gophers in 2014

Aug 31 2014 2:16pm CDT | Source: Rant Sports

The Minnesota Golden Gophers defense has steadily taken steps forward the past few seasons, going from giving up 33 points per game in 2010, to just 22 in ’13. The 2014 unit should be the best yet under HC Jerry Kill, and it’s no surprise t ...
Source: Rant Sports   Full article at: Rant Sports
 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Dunga sets new code of conduct for Brazil squad
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 24 (IANS) In his bid to revive the Brazil football team, coach Dunga has introduced a new code of conduct for the national squad that includes a ban on baseball caps, earrings, flip-flops and the use of mobile phones during meals.
 
 
Shakhtar striker Adriano earns Brazil call up
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 24 (IANS) Two days after Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano became the second player after Lionel Messi to score five goals in a Champions League match, the 27-year-old received a Brazil call-up as coach Dunga announced squad for two football friendly internationals against Turkey and Austria next month.
 
 
Advani, Gilchrist in title round
Leeds, Oct 24 (IANS) The two best players in the fray, Pankaj Advani and Peter Gilchrist entered the final of the World Billiards Championship (points, 150-up format) with hard-fought semi-final victories here.
 
 
Never wanted to abandon India tour: Marlon Samuels
Kingston, Oct 24 (IANS/CMC) West Indies stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said he never wanted to be part of the one-day team's plan to abandon the tour of India, and revealed he stayed away from most of the players' meetings during the troubled tour.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Second MERS case reported in Qatar
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday. The patient had...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Two people die in Pakistan bomb blast
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 12 others injured in an explosion that took place in Pakistan's Balochistan province Thursday, media reported. The bomb was planted on a motorcycle, Dawn...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Trott extends contract with Warwickshire till 2017
London, Oct 23 (IANS) England batsman Jonathan Trott, whose mental issues led to his abrupt departure from last winter's Ashes tour, has confirmed his successful comeback to competitive cricket by signing a new three-...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap big movers in BWF rankings
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Alvin Stardust dead
London, Oct 23 (IANS) English singer Alvin Stardust died after a short illness. He was 72. Stardust's manager confirmed the news about his demise Thursday, reports mirror.co.uk. He was recently diagnosed with...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Indian man reunited with family after 40 years
Dubai, Oct 23 (IANS) An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said. Now in his 60s, Abdulla...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings
Kala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Flintoff signs for Big Bash side Brisbane Heat
Brisbane, Oct 23 (IANS) Former England captain and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who retired from international cricket in 2009, Wednesday confirmed that he will play for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL) this...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
OPEC daily basket price falls again
Vienna, Oct 23 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $81.94 a barrel Wednesday compared to $82.09 Tuesday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Lopez to sign multi-million dollar deal?
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is reportedly in the final stages of securing a multi-million dollar deal to perform in Las Vegas. The 45-year-old is being offered $350,000 per show at The...
Read more on Celebrity Balla