Coach Kill Health Status

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9:30 p.m. UPDATE: For the latest on Coach Kill's status as of Saturday night, please read our official news release.

6:30 p.m.: The media was just addressed by Gophers team doctor Pat Smith following the episode, an apparent seizure, suffered by head coach Jerry Kill during today's game. He says that Coach Kill, who since his cancer, has a history of seizures, is currently in stable condition at a local hospital. After being medicated, Kill responded appropriately, Smith said.

"Coach Kill had an event today on the sideline. It was a seizure," said Smith. "Coach Kill has a history of seizures and he is stable. He has been transported to the hospital and there will be updates there after."

"He has a history of them since his cancer, which has been well controlled through medications," continued Smith. "There is a history of trouble with dehydration and heat seems to kick that up. It was very hot and humid today, we have to do a better job as a medical staff keeping him hydrated."

Offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover also addressed the media after the game regarding Coach Kill.

"Anytime you see something like that happen even if it's happened before its tough, it takes the wind out of you," said Limegrover. "Unfortunately that the biggest thing right now is for a lot of people it's a state of shock. For us coaches we kind of know what we need to get things done to make sure the ship stays on course so to speak."

We will have more information when it becomes available.

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Please let Coach Kill know that he's in my family's thoughts and prayers. My wife and I are NIU grads and respect and appreciate what he did for the Huskies. Minnesota is fortunate to have him and we wish him success and a fast recovery. Dan.


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