Gophers coach Jerry Kill tackles epilepsy at pivotal point in his career

  • Article by: Joe Christensen , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 10, 2013 - 4:30 PM

At the dawn of a new season, Jerry Kill has come to a pivotal juncture in his eight-year quest to gain control of his seizures.

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sek2undrstndAug. 10, 1310:15 PM

We are praying for you, Coach Kill, and your family. I agree with Rebecca, it is God's plan.

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sternitzkyAug. 10, 1310:18 PM

Thanks Coach Kill for your new openness! I was a big fan before and now am an even bigger fan. Go Gophers!!

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bbloverAug. 10, 1310:48 PM

Good for you, Coach! People need to be educated. You and your wife can do a lot with your willingness to talk about a chronic illness. Thank you!

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kgk2Aug. 10, 1311:20 PM

A great story on his illness and I feel sorry for him that he has to deal with that, but the fact remains that he has not won anything here, seems overmatched in every way possible and has brought in the worst recruiting class in the Big Ten for 2 years.

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pressthreeAug. 10, 1311:32 PM

Coach Kill - Class of '85 and behind you all the way... Ski-U-Mah!

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jc_bruceAug. 10, 1311:48 PM

I've been a patient of Dr. Leppik and have been on the same drug that Coach Kill is taking as an Epilepsy patient. Coach Kill is in the best of hand if MnCep is watching over his Epilepsy now. Good people...

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simplicity1Aug. 11, 1312:00 AM

There but for the grace of god go I. What do you think it will take to make the Gophers a winning team? The crappy record they have the past few years would give any coach a bad case of stress. My goodness, they got beat by South Dakota... that is a new Gopher low in my lifetime.

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bobby9Aug. 11, 13 7:49 AM

Stress is a huge triggering mechanism in this disease and so many others....I assume a head coach is a very stressful position...and always will be...is it worth it?

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SEYMOURAug. 11, 13 7:54 AM

Thanks for owning, it, Coach Kill. And thanks for having my son and other kids with epilepsy come to practice at TCF. You are a class act and I know that you'll be successful here!

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guth54Aug. 11, 13 8:03 AM

Jerry; win four Big 10 games...or you're out the door!

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