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Who is gonna win the Big Ten West? It’s a question that popped up in conversations among media members in the hallways of McCormick Place, home of the recent Big Ten media days.
Here’s Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill’s full media conference from Big Ten Football Media Days.
For a child with cancer, it’s a dream come true: stepping out on to a gridiron, catching a pass on a slant route and running it into the end zone for six.
Suzy Merchant and Jerry Kill both got their head coaching starts at Saginaw Valley State University, a Division II school located in Saginaw, Michigan.
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We’re rolling team-by-team Big Ten football stories over the next few weeks. Here’s a look at Minnesota’s spring preview.
The dust has settled on National Signing Day. Have you recovered from the frenzy? Ohio State was the big winner. No surprise. Urban Meyer has loads of momentum and mojo. In fact, he’s three for three when it comes to winning Big Ten recruiting titles. Now, he just needs to win his first on-field championship. That may be coming this fall.
After spending the first half of Friday night’s Texas Bowl up in the booth, Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill has made the move down to the field and is expected to coach there for the remainder of the game.
Jerry Kill joined Monday night’s #BTNLive to talk about the white-hot Gophers, his dance moves and his view from the coaches box during the team’s four-game winning streak. Kill, who is focused on getting his epilepsy under control, said he plans to stay in the box for the rest of the season. Why not? The team is 4-1 under acting head coach Tracy Claeys. Watch our interview with Kill in this post.
Everybody’s celebrating Minnesota’s 8-2 start and four straight wins. Yes, even Jerry Kill. The coach might be on a leave of absence to deal with his epilepsy, but he’s been in the booth watching his team during its hot streak. Following Minnesota’s 24-10 win over Penn State, the program’s first since 2004, Kill showed off his dance moves in the locker room. Watch the great scene in this post.
On Oct. 26, the University of Minnesota made history when it upset Nebraska. It was the first Gopher win over the Cornhuskers since 1960, and was arguably the biggest victory during Jerry Kill’s tenure as head coach.
Jerry Kill wasn’t expected to be at the Minnesota-Northwestern game Saturday. The head coach was on a leave of absence to get his epilepsy under control, after all. But there was Kill in the Minnesota coaches box at Ryan Field. Kill’s wife, Rebecca, drove him to the game, because he couldn’t stand not being there with his team after missing the Michigan game.
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The University of Minnesota announced today that head football coach Jerry Kill will take a leave of absence from coaching and will focus on dealing with and treating his epilepsy. Here are some notable twitter reactions to today’s breaking news.
Minnesota announced today that Jerry Kill will focus on dealing with and treating his epilepsy and not return to the sidelines for the time being. It’s not known when Kill will return to coaching, but he will be back at some point. While away from coaching, Minnesota defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys will serve as acting head coach.
Minnesota announced today that head football coach Jerry Kill is continuing to take time to focus on his treatment and better manage his Epilepsy. Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys will serve as the acting head coach when Kill is away. Teague and Claeys will address the media at 4:15 p.m. ET today in the postgame press conference room at TCF Bank Stadium, accoridng to a statement from the school.
(AP) Without a game this week, Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has been at home following a seizure that kept him from traveling with the team for last Saturday’s loss at Michigan.
Minnesota’s Jerry Kill suffered a seizure Saturday morning and will not coach in today’s game at Michigan, according to Minnesota officials. This is Kill’s second seizure of the season, as he suffered one right before halftime vs. Western Illinois in Week 3. Read Minnesota’s official release in this post.
(AP) Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has returned to work, and his boss says he still has full confidence in Kill’s ability to do the job despite another public seizure. Kill had to leave Saturday’s game at halftime because of his latest episode, the fourth on a game day in three years with the Gophers. After a precautionary hospital visit, Kill returned home that afternoon.
Jerry Kill returned home Saturday afternoon following a trip to the hospital for an epileptic seizure suffered during Minnesota’s 29-12 victory over Western Illinois. Kill has a long history of game-day seizures, including one in the final seconds of Minnesota’s 2011 home loss to New Mexico State.
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(AP) Minnesota coach Jerry Kill had another seizure, keeping him off sideline for the second half against Michigan State on Saturday.
(AP) Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has been released from the hospital one day after he had a seizure in the locker room after a loss to Northwestern.
Following Saturday afternoon’s loss to Northwestern, Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill suffered a seizure in the coaches’ locker room at TCF Bank Stadium, the university announced in a press release. Kill was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance as a precaution.
We capped off our coverage of the two-day Big Ten Media and Kickoff Luncheon with the 90-minute TV show Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon Special, with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. It included various interviews and analysis from the event in Chicago. Watch a number of video clips from that Friday night show in this post.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill discussed heading into his second year at Minnesota during his press conference at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday. Find all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage.
No matter where Minnesota’s Jerry Kill has coached, there has been one constant: winning. His eclectic head coaching resume includes Saginaw Valley State (1994-98); Emporia State (1999-2000); Southern Illinois (2001-07); Northern Illinois (2008-2010), and Kill has won at each and every stop.
Minnesota and head football coach Jerry Kill agreed on a seven-year contract Tuesday morning. The contract is effective as of December 2010 and runs through the 2017 season. “I’m glad it’s now settled and we can move on from here,” Kill said in a statement. “We are excited about the future of our program.” Read the full AP story and watch Kill’s live press conference at 1 ET.