Coach Jerry Kill, 54, made an emotional retirement announcement this morning. His retirement is effective immediately.

Kill has been dealing with the effects of epilepsy since 2005 and only yesterday (October 27, 2015) attended practice after suffering two more seizures.

"I don't want to be a liability," said Coach Kill during his retirement announcement, "I don't want somebody to have to worry about if I'm going to drop on the field. I don't want to coach from the press box. I want to coach the way I coached my whole life.

"I don't have any more energy. None. I've left it all here in the great state of Minnesota. And I have no regrets."

 

 

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Coach Kill will be replaced by Tracy Claeys, Minnesota's associate head coach and defensive coordinator. Claeys will step in as interim coach the rest of this season.