Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Jerry Kill still at home after latest seizure
By Adam Rittenberg
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has yet to return to work after suffering a seizure Saturday morning which prevented him from traveling to the team's game at Michigan.
Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys, filling in for Kill on Tuesday's Big Ten coaches' teleconference, is communicating regularly with Kill and said the coach continues to rest while working with his doctors to get his medication under control. Claeys, who served as Minnesota's head coach against Michigan, said Sunday that Kill's latest seizure stemmed from a recent change in his medications.
Minnesota is off the week and doesn't resume practice until Wednesday. Asked if Kill plans to return for Wednesday's workout, Claeys said they hadn't discussed it when they spoke Tuesday morning.
"Since we don't play this week, there's no sense in hurrying," Claeys said.
According to Claeys, Minnesota's players haven't been asking many questions about Kill's status. They were disappointed to learn he wouldn't coach Saturday at Michigan Stadium, but "it wasn't a shock." Kill hadn't been feeling well Friday and didn't travel with the team to Michigan.
Kill has had five seizures either during or near games since becoming Minnesota's head coach.
"Everybody's frustrated," Claeys said. "We all know the routine. This has happened before. It’s just going through that process of same old, same old. I don’t mean to talk about it all the time. Really, it’s the same process, and when he gets back, he gets back."