Saturday, September 10, 2011

Gophers Coach Kill Collapses Near End Of Game

((HT: Big10Network/youtube))

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill suffered a seizure on the sidelines with 20 seconds left in today's game against New Mexico State- rolling around on the ground as paramedics tried to hold him down.

The Gophers were down 28-21 and driving for what could have been a game-tying score when Kill collapsed. Kill's wife Rebecca was by his side as doctors worked on the coach.

The game ended after a delay of approximately 15 minutes on an incomplete pass, after Kill was taken off the field on a cart.

Here's the play...we think...

Kill missed a week as head coach at Northern Illinois after suffering another episode like today's...

Obviously, the HQ's thoughts are with the Kills and the Gophers...

More when we know more...

2015 UPDATE: Minnesota's team doctor says Kill is in stable condition at a local hospital. Team doctor Pat Smith says Kill "was at no time under any risk in any way."

Smith says the temperature coupled with dehydration might have played a role in the seizure.

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