Kill could coach team Saturday

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 12, 2011 - 5:26 PM

Gophers football coach Jerry Kill, who suffered a seizure with 20 seconds remaining in Saturday’s home opener at TCF Bank Stadium, is likely to coach the team in its next game, team physician Pat Smith said Monday.

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normalgalSep. 12, 11 2:24 PM

The Gophers need to get on the Gatorade early & often. Way too many cramps & dehydration problems with whatever they are drinking currently.

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verumprototSep. 12, 11 2:28 PM

Good news ... let's get on with the work. Also, I have never in my life seen so many cramped up players (in all sports) like I have seen the past year ... what is going on??

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evenmorejustSep. 12, 11 2:28 PM

Was this a grand mahl(s) seizure?? Why did the U of M hire this guy in the first place with a known condition that could affect his performance??

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drew_102Sep. 12, 11 2:34 PM

I would have had a seizure as well. That was pass interference and coach was going to flip on that side judge. He missed PI earlier went the CB graped the WR jersey on the way by him. We got jobbed. Hope you feel better Coach Kill. You pointing us in the right direction!

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paulpalin12Sep. 12, 11 2:47 PM

Its all about the pickle juice. Have the players drink pickle juice about two hours before the game and they won't have any problems with cramping. The medical doctors at the U of M will pooh-pooh this suggestion but the Eagles did it when they played the Cowboys a few years back and not one Eagle cramped up in the 100 degree plus heat.

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danboatmanSep. 12, 11 3:21 PM

I'm going with the pickle juice too! My dad loved it and I never saw him cramp up playing quarterback. (arm chair)

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beepSep. 12, 11 3:30 PM

Wishing Coach Kill nothing but the best, a speedy recovery and hopefully no more seizures.

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glenlivetSep. 12, 11 3:36 PM

I think next time Coach Kill gets really ticked off at the players, he should recreate the "bats in the shower" scene from "Bull Durham."

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zman44Sep. 12, 11 3:40 PM

No Kill, that's okay take the day off you need the rest. Will get Childress or someone to step in; can't get much worse.

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jimbogopherSep. 12, 11 3:43 PM

I think this incident has done more to educate people in this state on seizure disorders than anything I've previously seen. People CAN lead relatively normal lives and have high-profile jobs while living with a seizure disorder. Jerry just needs to be more careful with his meds and fluids on hot days.

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