Jerry Kill to Jim Souhan: "Kiss my ass"

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Kill is still pissed about Souhan's controversial September column.
The 8-2 Gophers football team has won four consecutive Big Ten games and will play its biggest game in years tomorrow when it hosts archrival Wisconsin (the Badgers are also 8-2).

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In advance of the big game, CBS Sports profiled Jerry Kill. And one interesting tidbit from CBS's piece pertains to coach Kill's reaction to the controversial column the Star Tribune's Jim Souhan wrote about him back in September.

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Jerry Kill taking leave from coaching Gophers football

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In a statement released this afternoon, University of Minnesota officials announced Jerry Kill will be taking a leave of absence from coaching the Gophers football team to focus on his epilepsy treatment.

RELATED: Star Tribune apologizes for Jim Souhan column about Coach Kill's epileptic seizures

As has happened when Kill has missed time on other occasions, defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys will serve as acting head coach.

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Coach Kill's latest seizure reignites speculation over his health [UPDATE]

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After Gophers football coach Jerry Kill collapsed at halftime during a September game against Western Illinois, some hoped it would be the only time his epilepsy made front-page news this season.

But Saturday morning, Kill suffered another seizure, and stayed home in Minnesota while his team traveled to Michigan -- and lost, 42-13, to the Wolverines. It was the first time in his tenure at the U that Kill's condition forced him to miss an entire game.

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- Gophers Coach Jerry Kill suffers another game-day seizure, will get back to work
- Star Tribune apologizes for Jim Souhan column about Coach Kill's epileptic seizures

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Gophers Coach Jerry Kill suffers another game-day seizure, will get back to work [UPDATE]

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Coach Kill at TCF Stadium in April of this year.
Gophers football coach Jerry Kill has said that last year's game against Michigan State, when a seizure forced him to miss the second half, was "the worst thing that's ever happened to me."

During Saturday's game against Western Illinois, it happened again.

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- Coaches Tubby Smith and Jerry Kill are U of M's highest-paid employees in 2012
- Jerry Kill, going on 20 seizures in six days, holds greatest press conference ever

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Jerry Kill signs seven-year extension as Minnesota coach

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Jerry Kill finally got some good news this morning.
Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill is having a rough year. In his first season with the Gophers, Kill's team is 1-6, with colossal losses against Big Ten rivals and embarrassing failures against minor football schools.

Much more important, the lovably blunt coach suffered a seizure on the sidelines at the end of a game. Twice, Kill went to a hospital for treatment, checking himself into Mayo Clinic in Rochester on the second occasion. Kill also acknowledged at one point that he'd had "20 seizures in the last six damn days."

At long last, then, comes something of a bright spot: This morning, the University announced that it had extended Kill's contract seven years, meaning the job is his until at least 2018.

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Jerry Kill taking time off to seek treatment at Mayo Clinic for ongoing seizures

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Jerry Kill will take "some time" off to treat his seizures.
Jerry Kill will seek treatment at Mayo Clinic for his seizures, which have continued to reoccur since he suffered one on the sidelines at the end of Minnesota's game against New Mexico State.

Last week, Kill announced that he'd had something like 20 seizures in six days, and explained that he'd been suffering from them from for years and wouldn't let it stop him from coaching. After the Gophers' 37-24 loss to North Dakota State University on Saturday, Kill suffered yet another seizure Sunday morning.

That, apparently, was one too many for Kill and his wife. Kill, making reference to his wife, explained his decision to seek treatment in a statement issued yesterday afternoon.

"The seizures continue to be a concern for me and my family," Kill said. "Rebecca and I have made the decision to do what it takes to find a solution. I hope to be back to work soon, but we believe that taking some time away to get a handle on this is the right thing to do."

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Jerry Kill, going on 20 seizures in six days, holds greatest press conference ever

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Jerry Kill is tougher than you are.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill brought the college football world to a standstill a couple weeks ago with a seizure at the end of the U's close loss to New Mexico State. There were questions on whether he, and the team, could bounce back from such a scary moment.

Answer: Hell yes. The team's well-being was confirmed by its win on Saturday over the University of Miami (Ohio).

As for Kill, his vigor was on show in a raucous press conference today, during which Kill acknowledged that he's still suffering from seizures, but wasn't going to let it slow him down. At one point, someone asked about the last two games.

"Well," Kill said, "since New Mexico State, I've had about -- I don't know about how many damn seizures. I've had a hell of a lot of stuff happen to me since New Mexico State, so I can't remember my damn name sometimes."

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Jerry Kill has seizure on sidelines during Gophers home opener

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Jerry Kill's seizure brought the game to a stunned, 10-minute silence.
Jerry Kill's first home game as head coach of University of Minnesota football team came to a scary end when Kill suffered a seizure with less than a minute left in the team's 28-21 loss to New Mexico State.

Moments after the Gophers nearly scored a  dramatic game-tying touchdown, coaches and trainers were seen attending to Kill, who was laying on the ground on the sidelines. Suddenly, Kill shook violently and threw his arms out, as those around him tried to restrain him.

Kill was packed in ice, put on a stretcher, and taken to the hospital by the on-field ambulance, with the game and the crowd at TCF Bank Stadium brought to a stunned silence. Kill was taken to a hospital, and is reportedly in stable condition.

After the game, team doctor Pat Smith said Kill has had a history of seizures since battling cancer several years ago.

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