Sometimes it’s hard to step away from the game you love. But for Minnesota coach Jerry Kill, it has become obvious: he has to step away from the Gophers, even if only for a bit.
Kill has had several epileptic seizures this season, including one on the sidelines during game, and now he’s decided to take some time off to focus on getting his epilepsy under control. Today Kill, as well as several Minnesota officials, released statements on the news. Per Kill:
“My wife Rebecca, myself and our two daughters want to thank everyone for their prayers and concerns during the last few weeks. This was a difficult decision to make, but the right decision. Our staff has been together a long time and I have full confidence in Coach Claeys and them during my time away. Every decision that will be made will be in the best interest of the players and the program. I look forward to returning to the Minnesota sideline on a full-time basis soon.”
This is a good decision — getting his health in order is definitely the most important thing right now. Best luck to Coach Kill — we can’t wait to see him on the sidelines again soon.