Kill had his wife on recruiting trips just in case

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota coach Jerry Kill had a special assistant with him on some of his recruiting visits.

Kill said Wednesday that his wife, Rebecca, accompanied him on the road because of his history of seizures. They had special clearance from the NCAA to go together to players' homes.

Kill suffered a severe seizure on the sideline near the end of Minnesota's game against New Mexico State last September. He says his wife "knows what to do" and can "take care of it" if he has another episode, so he can "go right back into recruiting" as soon possible.

Kill also joked that he and his wife "need some space" from each other after spending so much time together traveling.