Former Jayhawks standing up for Charlie Weis

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm •  Published: July 25, 2013
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"Everyone wants to play. There's no one that wants to not play," Weis said, before recalling what he'd tell recruits. "I said, 'Have you looked at that pile of crap out there? Have you taken a look at that? So if you don't think you can play here, where do you think you can play?'

"It's a pretty simple approach," Weis said, "and that's not a sales pitch. That's practical. You've seen it, right? Unfortunately, so have I."

McDougald admitted that he was offended "to an extent," but said he didn't believe that Weis was disrespecting any of his players. The defensive back also pointed out that Kansas went 1-11 last season, "so it was a crap season."

"He's complimented me many times on my skill and me as a player," McDougald said, "so I can't really take too much offense to it because of what we produced last year."

Opurum brushed off the comments made by his former coach by saying that he's focused on his first NFL training camp, and making the transition from defensive end back to fullback.

"People have their opinions about that team. People have their opinions about him," Opurum said. "I'm up here with the Chiefs. I'm not with the KU football team anymore. If that's how he wants to speak about the team last year, that's perfectly fine."