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Kill works way back in with Gophers on winning streak, but no sideline appearance yet

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    Minnesota acting head coach Tracy Claeys calls out to players during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Minneapolis Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Minnesota beat Nebraska 34-23. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson, left, and wide receiver Derrick Engel, right, celebrate Engel's touchdown during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Minneapolis, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) (The Associated Press)

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill is working his way back into the job after taking a leave of absence to better manage his epilepsy.

He's not ready to return to the sideline. But he said confidently that he'll soon be seizure-free.

Kill returned to his regular Tuesday news conference for the first time in four weeks. Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys remains in charge of the strategic decisions during the game.

Kill will watch from above in the coaches' booth in the press box Saturday when Minnesota plays at Indiana, as he did the last two weeks, both wins for the Gophers. He said he's superstitious and doesn't want to change a system that seems to be working.