- Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Staff Writer
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Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has been released from the hospital after suffering a seizure late Saturday afternoon.
"Coach Kill was discharged from the hospital this morning," team physician Dr. Pat Smith said in a statement. "He was evaluated yesterday and this morning and all tests confirm that he remains in excellent health. His only concern is his team and staff, and he is excited to resume his normal coaching duties as Minnesota prepares for Wisconsin this week. He plans to be back in the office tomorrow."
Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys told local reporters Sunday that Kill's seizure was minor.
Kill was taken to the hospital Saturday as a precaution and was reported to be resting comfortably by Saturday night.
Kill, 51, has had seizure disorder since being diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2005. He suffered a more severe seizure on the sideline during a game last September and had to be hospitalized for several days.
That hasn't stopped Kill in the past from getting right back out there.
"What the hell am I supposed to do? Stop? I mean, sit in the chair and wait for the next dang seizure to come along?" Kill said last year.
It's the latest bit of adversity for the Gophers, who started the season 4-0 to generate optimism among the program's long-suffering fans that a bowl game could be had.
But they were thumped 31-13 at Iowa in the Big Ten opener, then delivered a sloppy and mistake-filled performance in the loss to the Wildcats on Saturday to fall to 0-2 in the conference.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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