Jerry Kill suffers seizure after Gophers loss to Northwestern

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Gopher football head coach Jerry Kill suffered a seizure minutes after discussing the team's loss to Northwestern with the media at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Kill appeared healthy during the postgame press conference, but University officials reported that he suffered a seizure after returning to the locker room according the Washington Post.
A University of Minnesota press release Saturday afternoon stated Kill was taken to a hospital by ambulance as a precautionary measure. The Pioneer Press reports he was alert and resting comfortably. The press release also stated new information would not likely be provided until Sunday.
Questions remain regarding whether or not Kill will be able to coach next Saturday's game at Wisconsin, however seizures have not held him back in the past according to the Washington Post. Kill, an epileptic cancer survivor suffered a seizure during the Gophers' 2011 loss to New Mexico State. The Pioneer Press reports Kill suffered approximately 20 minor seizures the week after the game. Kill checked himself into the hospital to receive medical attention.
Before the New Mexico State seizure, Kill has had three other seizures on game days reports the Washington Post. However, an incident relating to a seizure has never caused Kill to miss a game.
"What the hell am I supposed to do? Stop?" Kill said last year according to the Washington Post. "I mean, sit in the chair and wait for the next dang seizure to come along?"
The Pioneer Press states that defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys would take over as head coach for the 4-2 Gophers if Kill was unable to carry out his duties as coach.

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Generally good. Put the attribution in the ledes as well. GG

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