Doctor Says Kill Improving, Could Coach This Week


September 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

     MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota’s team physician says coach Jerry Kill is “doing very well” as he recovers from a seizure suffered late in the game against New Mexico State on Saturday.  Doctor Pat Smith held a news conference on Tuesday. Smith says Kill is alert, eating and all tests have come back normal. He wouldn’t put a timetable on Kill’s return, but says his gut feeling is the coach “absolutely” will be on the sidelines this weekend against Miami of Ohio.  Kill collapsed on the sidelines in the closing seconds of the loss to the Aggies. It’s the third time in his coaching career he has had a seizure on game day.  Smith says team trainers will work harder to keep him hydrated
to try and avoid a recurrence.