Minnesota coach Jerry Kill suffers another seizure; will not coach vs. Michigan

Sept 22, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill waves his arms up and down to the crowd after beating the Syracuse Orange at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers won 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Sept 22, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill waves his arms up and down to the crowd after beating the Syracuse Orange at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers won 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report from CBS Sports, Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill suffered a seizure on Saturday morning and did not make his way with the team to their game against the Michigan Wolverines. The good news is that Kill was not hospitalized and he is currently resting at home.

It is the second seizure for Kill in the past few weeks — he suffered a seizure last month after halftime of the New Mexico State game — and it is the fifth seizure since taking the Golden Gophers head coaching job back in 2011.

Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys will handle the head coaching duties for today’s game. He will serve as the head coach from the press box.

Kill suffers from epilepsy and has had a history of seizures throughout his coaching career, but at some point he needs to focus on his health.

You never want to see a guy give up what he loves, but you have to wonder if Kill would be better off without the heavy workload of being a college football head coach.

Topics: Big Ten Football, Jerry Kill, Minnesota Golden Gophers

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