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Coach Jerry Kill says he's been free of seizures for year-and-a-half

CHICAGO -- Jerry Kill said the Gophers have a plan for how to handle No. 2-ranked TCU in the season opener.

“We're going to bring in a little artificial snow, and see how they handle that snow in September,” Kill said Friday during Big Ten Media Days.

Asked about his health, Kill said, “I've been seizure-free now for over a year and a half. I feel great.”

The Gophers went 8-5 last year and have to replace David Cobb, Maxx Williams, Zac Epping and Tommy Olson, among others, from their offense. But Kill said he “firmly believes” this team will be “more athletic” and “have more speed.”

On quarterback Mitch Leidner, Kill said, "I look for him to have an outstanding year. Certainly it starts there."

Kill said running back Berkley Edwards has gained about 12-13 pounds and now weighs 202. Kill is excited to see what Edwards does during training camp “because he’s got get-it-over speed.”

All eyes were on Jim Harbaugh, as he took the podium right after Kill. And Harbaugh quickly mentioned his respect for the fifth-year Minnesota coach: “My dad [Jack Harbaugh] has always said that Jerry Kill was one of the best coaches he coached against.”

Breakfast with Jerry Kill and Jim Harbaugh

CHICAGO -- Breakfast with Jerry Kill and Jim Harbaugh? Sure, why not.

Day Two of Big Ten Media Days gets started early today, with Kill taking the podium at 8 a.m, followed by Harbaugh. You can follow them on our Live Blog. Here's the full lineup:

8 a.m. -- Jerry Kill

8:15 -- Jim Harbaugh

8:30 -- Kyle Flood (Rutgers)

8:45 -- Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern)

9 -- Mike Riley (Nebraska)

9:15 -- Darrell Hazell (Purdue)

9:30 -- James Franklin (Penn State)

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany will go for 30 minutes, starting at 10:15.

After that, the players and coaches will be at the annual kickoff luncheon, with about 1,800 fans expected to attend. And then the media will have access to them again for round table interviews, etc. I'm looking forward to catching up with Mitch Leidner, Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Theiren Cockran later today.

Keep checking  back here for updates, as Jason Gonzalez and I will be refreshing the content here frequently. And be sure to check out our Live Blog with continuous updates from Chicago.

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Today's Scoreboard

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    1

    0

  • San Diego

    NY Mets

     

    - F

    8

    7

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    Baltimore

     

    - F

    9

    8

  • Atlanta

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    1

    4

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    Toronto

     

    - F

    2

    5

  • Chicago White Sox

    Boston

     

    - F

    2

    8

  • Pittsburgh

    Cincinnati

     

    - F

    5

    15

  • Colorado

    St. Louis

     

    - F

    8

    9

  • NY Yankees

    Texas

     

    - F

    6

    7

  • LA Angels

    Houston

     

    - F

    0

    3

  • Chicago Cubs

    Milwaukee

     

    - F

    5

    2

  • Seattle

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    5

    9

  • Cleveland

    Oakland

     

    - F

    3

    1

  • Phoenix

    Tulsa

     

    - F

    78

    66

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