Minnesota's Jerry Kill Refuses to Let Epilepsy Remove Him from the Sideline

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Minnesota's Jerry Kill Refuses to Let Epilepsy Remove Him from the Sideline
Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

HOUSTON – The coach opened it up for questions, and a little boy raised his hand. The child could have asked Jerry Kill anything, anything at all, and he would have gotten a straight answer. The Kill way is to tell the truth, even if the truth isn't too optimistic. The Minnesota head coach learned that as a boy growing up in a tiny Kansas town with a dad who spit truth like sunflower seeds. So this little boy was going to get the truth, even in front of a group of fans in neighboring Wisconsin, even if he asked why the Gophers never beat Michigan, and never beat Ohio State. "I have epilepsy," the boy said. "Do you think I'll ever have a girlfriend?"

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