Minnesota Head Coach Jerry Kill Suffers Seizure at Halftime

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent INovember 24, 2012

Oct 20, 2012; Madison, WI, USA;  Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill answers questions during the post game press conference following the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium.  Wisconsin defeated Minnesota 38-13.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

A scary scene at the end of halftime of the Minnesota-Michigan State game occurred as Golden Gophers' coach Jerry Kill suffered a seizure. 

Fox's Tyler Mason tweeted out the news. 

#Gophers coach Jerry Kill did have a seizure at the end of halftime, the school announced.

— Tyler Mason (@FSNtylermason) November 25, 2012

Initially, the public was left in the dark as to what had happened. It was only noticed that, according to the Associated Press, Kill was not on the sideline for the second half. 

The AP also reported that, in the fourth quarter, Minnesota announced the coach would not be returning. At that time, the university did not list a cause for the absence. 

Kill has a history of seizures, and suffered one as recently as this past October. 

The Golden Gophers trailed 13-7 at halftime. They went onto lose the game, 26-10, capping off a disappointing season for Minnesota. 

After winning its first four games, Minnesota lost six of the next eight to close out the regular season, and they weren't particularly competitive in any of the losses.  

The season has also been a tumultuous one for Kill, who recently was forced to deny abuse allegations, according to the Associated Press, levied by a receiver, A.J. Barker, who abruptly left the program.

Barker was the team's leading receiver, and his sudden departure certainly raised some eyebrows and have thrown Kill's ability to lead Minnesota into further doubt. 

However, at moments like this, thoughts are better devoted to the bigger topic of health and not football. Hopefully, coach Kill is recovering safely and his medical condition is under control.