Salukis coach Kill back at work after cancer surgery

Updated: April 5, 2006, 4:25 PM ET
Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Three months since losing part of a kidney to cancer, Southern Illinois football coach Jerry Kill is back at work -- and as demanding as ever.

"I feel like I'm getting better each day," the 44-year-old Kill said Wednesday, a week after the Salukis began spring football. "I've been going hard and strong, and hopefully that will continue."

The health scare, in fact, may have emboldened the coach.

"He's definitely not taking it easy by any means," said quarterback ...

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