Minnesota Coach Kill Taking Indefinite Leave

Oct 22, 2011; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Gophers head coach Jerry Kill looks on in the fourth quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at TCF Bank Stadium. The Cornhuskers won 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill, in conjunction with the university, announced Thursday that he will take an indefinite leave of absence.

Kill suffers from epilepsy, which causes regular seizures. The coach has suffered five seizures on game days since taking over as Gophers coach in 2011.

Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys will take over in Kill’s stead.

Frank Bi from Gold & Gopher takes a closer look at the situation: Link.

Topics: Big Ten, Minnesota Gophers

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  • Chris Foosman

    You hate to see a guy lose his job over a medical problem, but Coach Kill will end up in really bad shape if he doesn’t figure something out.