Kill leaves Mayo, returns to practiceMinnesota Sports
-- University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill left the Mayo Clinic in Rochester at 11 a.m. yesterday morning and was working at the Bierman Football Complex by 1 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS -- University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill left the Mayo Clinic in Rochester at 11 a.m. yesterday morning and was working at the Bierman Football Complex by 1 p.m.
He attended his team's practice, put them through drills, met with the media, and insists he will coach the team on Saturday when it plays at Michigan.
Kill admitted himself to the Mayo Clinic on Sunday after suffering another seizure. He says his medical condition is still not totally resolved, but it is not life-threatening, so he will continue to coach his football team. Kill says he can't afford to be gone two- or three-weeks because he was hired to turn around the football program and he can't do it if he is not on campus.
Saturday's game kicks off at 11 a.m. and will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
Golden Gopher quarterback MarQueis Gray did not practice yesterday as he nurses a foot and toe injury. Coach Jerry Kill says how Gray feels on Thursday could go a long way toward determining if the signal-caller will play in Saturday's game at Michigan. Gray has been throwing the football this week in practice, but has not run on the injured foot yet.
When Vikings fans watch this Sunday's game at Kansas City on television they will see a familiar face reporting from the sidelines for the FOX broadcast. Former Golden Gopher head coach Tim Brewster will be the sideline analyst on the TV broadcast. Brewster has been doing sideline work for college football broadcasts for the FX Network and will make his first appearance in an NFL broadcast this weekend. In fact, Brewster will be working the Texas-Iowa State game in Ames, Iowa on Saturday, before going to Kansas City for the Vikings-Chiefs game on Sunday. Brewster was Golden Gopher coach from 2007-10 and was both an NFL and college football assistant coach for many years prior to that.