Published Sunday, September 15, 2013 AT 8:51 PM / Updated at 8:51 PM
A crossroads for Minnesota
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

One talking point a Big Ten school didn’t want to deal with was Minnesota coach Jerry Kill (right) suffering a game-day epileptic seizure for the fourth time in his three seasons with the Gophers.

Kill reportedly was resting at home Sunday.

The news, though, was that Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague, who declined to comment Saturday or Sunday, has scheduled a 9:30 a.m. press conference Monday.

A lot of my media brothers and sisters over the weekend sensed that the school is considering at least a period of leave for Kill if not a potential change.

It’s sad to think the coaching days of Kill, one of the most likable and honorable guys in this business, might be over. Yet both he and the school need to find a resolution soon for Minnesota football to move forward.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at