Lets all hope this is somthing minor.
Jerry Kill taken off of field (possible seizure)
This has happened before hasn't it?
I don't know much about his condition or if stress has a negative impact on it but maybe he should consider stepping down.
I recall something like this happening last year, hopefully a speedy recovery is on the horizon. He's a good coach and good guy too.
The history for Kill goes back as far as 2005, as I recall, and they've been sporadic but a few of them have been quite serious, I believe. He is a survivor of kidney cancer too, although I don't know if the two are related at all. The last one that I know of was at the Michigan State game last year.
Hopefully, it is minor and he is OK.
/r/cfb says this is the 3rd time he's had one as Minn coach. It's just sad to see this happen.
At some point I think someone has to step in and make the decision for Jerry Kill to step away from football. I in no way want to sound unsympathetic but at some point enough is enough. For his own safey I hope someone that cares about his health can connect with him and convince him that being a head football coach might not be the best for his long term health.
Not a doctor but is there anything about his condition that is exacerbated by being a coach? If not it doesn't really matter what he does.
I'd have to imagine there are very few occupations that are more time consuming and stressful than being a head coach of bcs conference football team. Stress and little time for relaxation is not good for any health condition.
For some people, it's retirement that's the real stress, and Kill strikes me as the type. I just can't see him sitting happily on a beach with nothing to do.
Maybe his life will be shorter this way, but maybe it will also be a better life. i don't think it's our call.
Quality of life over quantity.
Ya know there's a huge middle ground between working 24/7 as a BCS coach and sitting on a beach every day for the rest of your life.
Exactly... Kill could be an NFL scout or as a fundraiser for the University and be just as fulfilled
It's quite possible that Kill's diet is pretty bad, too. Coaches work so long that they probably end up eating a lot of crappy food.
Not a doctor, but I suffered from epilepsy as a kid and teenager and my seizures were usually triggered by extreme fatigue. But it's not the same for everybody
Wishing him a speedy recovery. To be frank, at what point does he realize he needs to put his health first and foremost? The severity of his condition adversely affects his players and his ability to coach effectively/consistently. Instead of coaching around his condition, he needs to hang it up, take care of himself and enjoy life.
Get well soon, Coach. I think it may be time to hang em up.
I thought Kill himself said the seizures aren't a huge deal to him as he's struggled with them his whole life i.e. he thinks he can coach safely with the condition
They suddenly started when he was 43
Poor guy. Get well soon.
please run block
Hope he is ok....I think it's time for him to hang his hat and get into the admin office or something
My dad had a stress related siezure two weeks ago (or at least I think it's stress related) and his doc told him not to work for a month. I think Coach Kill needs to do something similar because this has happened before.
me taken off my couch, possible seizure
I hope he's alright. He's had this condition for most (if not all) of his life. I'm assuming he tells his players that these situations aren't a big deal, but its got to be tough for a player when their coach keeps going down with seizures mid game.
Actually, he had his first seizure in 2000 (when he was 39), and their frequency seems to be increasing. His second occurred in 2005. He was hired by Minnesota in 2011, just like Hoke, and in those 2+ years he's had four of them. It's getting to a point where he may seriously need to think about stepping down.
Glad he's okay. But these are happening way too often. Even if they aren't life threatening, they're too stressful for the team. It's getting absurd. He needs to step back and let someone else take over.
Really, it's not a matter of if, but when with Kill. You know this will happen, you know it'll be a distraction. How much longer will it need to be this way? His health is an obstruction to his team's success. It's time to hang it up.
"His health is an obstruction to his team's success."
This is the part that no one seems to want to talk about. This has to be tremendously unnerving for his players when this happens.
He had this condition when he was coaching at Northern Illinois, but wasn't having nearly as many seizures. It's possible that the condition is getting worse, but my guess is that these seizures are caused by the additional stress of coaching at a major university. I don't think he needs to retire, but I really think he should step down to coaching at a lower level.
The Harlem Shake is so last year.