Report: Minnesota coach released from hospital

Kill expected to coach team at Wisconsin

POSTED: 5:41 AM Oct 15 2012
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Jerry Kill was released from the hospital Sunday, one day after the Minnesota Gophers coach was rushed there following a seizure in the team's locker room, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.

Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys told the Pioneer Press, "... it wouldn't surprise me" if Kill returned to his coaching duties Sunday afternoon. He is expected to coach the Gophers (4-2, 0-2 in Big Ten Conference play) on Saturday at Wisconsin.

"To him it's a big deal in the fact that he wishes it wasn't public," Claeys said. "It doesn't affect how we do things and how we prepare and all that. So that, without a doubt, is the most frustrating thing to him. Other people who have (seizures) don't have such a public job. A lot of people live with it and do their jobs. It just so happens that during the season, it's more public."

Kill has had a series of seizures during the past few seasons and has visited the Mayo Clinic because of the issue. Last season, he had suffered a seizure on the sideline during a loss to New Mexico State.

Saturday's seizure was minor, Claeys said, and all team meetings were on schedule. Players were told Sunday morning via text messages that the coach was released from the hospital.