Jerry Kill on his health: 'I can't afford any setbacks'

  • Blog Post by: Joe Christensen
  • October 31, 2013 - 12:29 PM

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."

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