Jerry Kill Retires

Posted By: Sports
Courtesy: Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Minnesota coach Jerry Kill says he is retiring because of health reasons. Kill made the surprise announcement on Wednesday morning, one day after missing a scheduled meeting with the media. Kill has epilepsy, and had to take a leave of absence from the team in 2013 while dealing with seizures.

Kill was 156-102 in coaching career and 29-29 at Minnesota.

Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys, who has worked with Kill for the last 21 years, has been named interim head coach. The Golden Gophers host Michigan on Saturday night.