Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill talked to reporters Tuesday about his team's game this Saturday with Michigan State. About the Spartans, who need a win to earn bowl eligibility, Kill said that "they haven't slipped any" and that the Gophers "gotta get a body on a body and you gotta make good reads at quarterback and you gotta be able to make some plays."
Of his team's effort in 2012, Kill said that "through some of the injuries we've had there's really no room for error" and that his team has fought its "tail end off" all season long.
Kill also remarked on the injuries that hit his team in last Saturday's Nebraska game. Kill said that he visited Brendan Beal who is awaiting a MRI on his knee, and told the junior linebacker "Jiminy Christmas, I feel bad for you. I said, I wish I could give you my knee, but mine aren't any good either." Beal missed three years of football out of high school with ACL issues.