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The Sports Xchange, Published September 16 2013

After another sideline seizure, Gophers AD supports Kill '100 percent'

University of Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague said he supports coach Jerry Kill "100 percent" after suffering his fourth game-day seizure in less than two years.

"I have full faith that we can move forward with the program," Teague said Monday.

Kill was hospitalized Saturday after having a seizure at halftime of Minnesota's game against Western Illinois.

Kill, who has epilepsy, was lying on the ground, writhing back and forth while surrounded by medical staff as the team headed for the locker room at the half. He was taken off the field on a stretcher. He was then sent to a hospital to rest and later released.

Doctors have worked with him in trying to control his seizures with medication, rest, nutrition and exercise.

Kill had a seizure in the locker room at halftime against Michigan State last November. He also had seizures after losing to Northwestern last October and in September 2011 near the end a loss to New Mexico State.

He has had other epileptic-related episodes away from football.

The school was aware of Kill's condition when it hired him and has insisted it does not affect his ability to successfully coach the team.

When Kill was at Southern Illinois, he had seizures on game days in 2001 and 2005.