Assistants take over day-to-day coaching of U while Kill is at MayoMinnesota Sports
-- University of Minnesota assistant coaches Tracy Claeys and Matt Limegrover will oversee the day-to-day football operations for the Gophers, while head coach Jerry Kill continues to get medical tests and treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
MINNEAPOLIS -- University of Minnesota assistant coaches Tracy Claeys and Matt Limegrover will oversee the day-to-day football operations for the Gophers, while head coach Jerry Kill continues to get medical tests and treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Kill has suffered multiple seizures in recent weeks and is hoping that doctors can get the incidents under control. Limegrover, the Gopher offensive coordinator, says it is always good to have his boss around, but says the assistants can handle the situation while Kill is away.
The lone Gopher win this year came against Miami of Ohio after a week in which Kill was in the hospital for six days. Minnesota is at Michigan this Saturday.
University of Michigan junior quarterback Denard Robinson has been honored by the Big Ten for the second time this season, as he was named conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Robinson rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 93 yards in Michigan's 28-7 win over San Diego State on Saturday. The Wolverines play for the Little Brown Jug as they host the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Big Ten opener for both teams this Saturday. Minnesota has not won the jug since 2005.
The Big Ten Conference announced the start time for the Golden Gopher football game at Purdue a week from Saturday. That game will kick off in West Lafayette at 11 a.m., Central Time. Minnesota plays an 11 a.m. game at Michigan this Saturday.
The son of former University of Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster has been forced to quit football because of concussion-related migraine headaches. Nolan Brewster had been a contributor on the University of Texas football team for three years, playing a defensive back position. He has 35 career tackles in 30 games played. Nolan Brewster chose to play for the Longhorns instead of playing for his father, who was the head coach at Minnesota from 2007 to 2010. Tim Brewster was an assistant coach at Texas during Nolan Brewster's younger years.