September 14th, 2013 at 1:37 PM ^

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. 


September 14th, 2013 at 1:41 PM ^

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. 


September 14th, 2013 at 1:40 PM ^

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.


September 14th, 2013 at 1:48 PM ^

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.


September 14th, 2013 at 1:44 PM ^

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.


September 14th, 2013 at 1:52 PM ^

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


September 14th, 2013 at 2:12 PM ^

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.


September 14th, 2013 at 3:57 PM ^

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.

snarling wolverine

September 15th, 2013 at 11:22 AM ^

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.




September 14th, 2013 at 4:07 PM ^

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.

Bando Calrissian

September 14th, 2013 at 4:18 PM ^

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.


September 14th, 2013 at 6:00 PM ^

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.