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October 11, 2013

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill on leave for epilepsy

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MINNEAPOLIS —

But Kill is on record saying he couldn’t continue to miss parts of games, as he did for the second half of last season’s game against Michigan State. The seizures appeared to worsen this season. He missed the second half of a win over Western Illinois on Sept. 14 and then couldn’t even make the trip with the team to Ann Arbor, Mich., last weekend.

That absence appears to have hit home particularly hard for Kill, who has overcome kidney cancer and dealt with seizures for years.

“When he didn’t make it to game day, for the first time,” Claeys said, “I know he does not want that to happen.”

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