On radio, Kill says he knows his back's against the wall and that he can't afford any sebacks
October 31, 2013 — 3:47pm
Gophers football coach Jerry Kill continued to resume his duties on Thursday, going on his weekly radio show with Mike Grimm and Mark Rosen on 100.3-FM.
Kill said he still plans to coach from the press box coaching booth at Indiana on Saturday, but he has been doing more and more behind the scenes.
"I understand my back's against the wall; I can't afford any setbacks," Kill said. "But I beat cancer, and I'll beat this [epilepsy] eventually."
Kill described how tough it was to wake up from his seizure on Oct. 5, when his wife told him that he'd missed the game at Michigan. Kill talked about how much it helped his spirits being around the team.
Kill said he has told recruits: "I'm going to be coaching for a long time. If I'm not, I'll call you."
Randy Johnson has been covering college football in one form or another since the early 1990s. He was the Star Tribune’s main college football editor on the copy desk for nearly two decades before returning to reporting in August 2017 as the beat writer for Gophers football. Randy has covered a Rose Bowl (Joe Paterno’s 1994 Penn State team), and he covered a John Gutekunst-coached Gophers team that missed out on the 1990 Weed-Eater Bowl. Email Randy to talk about the Gophers.