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In the closing moments of the Golden Gophers' 28-21 loss to New Mexico State on September 10, Gophers' head coach Jerry Kill had a seizure on the sideline. The coach has a long history of seizures, and the condition was thought to have been exacerbated by the heat in Minneapolis that afternoon, as well as dehydration on Kill's part.
On Sunday afternoon, however, Kill was readmitted to the Mayo Clinic after suffering another seizure, and he will be away from the team for an undetermined period of time, according to Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Kill gave a prepared statement earlier today.
"The seizures continue to be a concern for me and my family. Rebecca and I have made the decision to do what it takes to find a solution. I hope to be back to work soon, but we believe that taking some time away to get a handle on this is the right thing to do."
The coach also said he has suffered at least twenty seizures since the one that struck him a little more than two weeks ago.
There is no word yet as to how long Coach Kill will be away from the team, nor who will take over the head coaching duties in his absence. Coach Kill's staff has been together for a very long time, so whoever it is will be quite familiar with the strategies to be implemented and things of that nature.
All of us at SB Nation Minnesota want to give our support to Coach Kill, and hope that he recovers soon.