After Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill suffered an on-field seizure over the weekend — the third on-field seizure he’s had during his time at Minnesota — pundits started wondering if the coach should retire to focus on his health. However, one very important person wants Kill to stay and coach the Gophers: Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague.
In a press conference on Monday, Teague voiced his support of Kill:
What I go back to is that I support him 100 percent. He’s an epileptic. He has seizures. We deal with it and we move on. If I felt like it was affecting things, it would be different.
Over the last day and a half I’ve had some time to reflect on Jerry and his situation and the football program. Having said that, I believe more than ever that he truly represents what’s great about college athletics, and he is a tremendous role model for our student athletes (Minneapolis Star Tribune).
Those looking to learn more about coach Kill should check out this excellent story published over the summer. We wish Kill the best as he gets ready to take on San Jose State this upcoming weekend.
[Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune]