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Kill recovering from seizure suffered during MSU-Minnesota game

By Lindsay Spagnuolo          Posted: 11/28/12 8:05pm         

During halftime of the football game between MSU and Minnesota, Gopher head coach Jerry Kill suffered from a seizure that kept him from coaching the rest of the game.

Hospitalization was not necessary, seeing as all of his vital signs were fine and he was back at home before the end of the weekend.

This is the third time the 51-year-old coach has fallen victim to a seizure during a game in just two seasons with the program. Although he has led the Gophers to a six-win season — a three-win improvement from a season ago — it’s hard not to wonder if he is healthy enough for the job.

Kill’s seizures started around the same time he was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2005, and he has learned to deal with them as best as he can during the past seven years.

Many of the other coaches have offered to lighten his load as head coach, but as long as he can fulfill his duties, fans shouldn’t be pushing to get a new coach solely because of his health condition.

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Kill previously has dealt with health issues during the football season.

The Spartans defeated Minnesota last week in the Golden Gophers’ last home game of the season. The Spartans now are bowl-eligible. MSU likely is headed to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Arizona.

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