Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

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On radio, Kill says he knows his back's against the wall and that he can't afford any sebacks

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gopher coaches Updated: 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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