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Gophers' Team Doctor Talks About Jerry Kill's Seizure

After the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and New Mexico State Aggies came to an end on Saturday afternoon, the focus immediately shifted to Gophers' head coach Jerry Kill, who collapsed near the end of the game as the result of a seizure. Apparently the potential for a seizure was well known to Kill's coaching staff, and even to the players.

Dr. Pat Smith, the Minnesota team doctor, spoke with reporters about Kill's seizure and his condition after today's game.


All indicators are that Kill was given medication before he was taken to the hospital. Kill has a history of seizures that stretches back at least 10 years, and heat and dehydration can increase the odds of him having a seizure. With temperatures in Minneapolis today reaching into the upper 80s, there's a good chance that those things could have played a role.

Coach Kill is resting comfortably in the hospital, and all of his vital signs appear to be okay. When we learn more information, we will pass it on to you.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.