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Jul 24, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis does a radio interview during Big 12 Media Day at the Westin Galleria.  Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE
Jul 24, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis does a radio interview during Big 12 Media Day at the Westin Galleria. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

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Captain Toben Opurum: Kansas motivated by 2-10 record | KUsports.com
"There’s no way you can go 2-10 and not be motivated by that," Opurum said at Big 12 media days last week in Dallas. "It’s embarrassing, to be honest, and it’s not something that anybody wants to be a part of any more. That alone will motivate guys to give a little more effort and play with a little more intensity."

Jacque Vaughn has ‘faith’ he can fix Magic | KUsports.com
"Faith. Faith in your abilities. Faith in the people around you," Vaughn said about what drives him. "One of the great character-building attributes of the franchises I’ve been around — the foundation and the basis — is having good people around you. The DeVos family is about that. Alex Martins is about that. And I know Rob Hennigan is about that.

Danny Manning adjusts to new role with big challenge ahead at Tulsa - CBSSports.com
"Tomorrows aren't promised," Manning said. "And when my dad died, I started thinking, If you see something out there you like, go get it."

Stress test: Bill Self says freshmen ‘have a lot to learn’ | KUsports.com
"This year will be stressful in a lot of ways, because as Al McGuire said, ‘The best thing about freshmen is they become sophomores,’" Self, KU’s 10th-year coach, said Monday night after leading his squad through its seventh of 10 pre-European tour practice sessions.

Coach Jacque Vaughn’s aim is to inspire others as he did as a player - KansasCity.com
"He was the best leader, the best spokesman, the best student-athlete we had," said Roy Williams. "He was off the charts."

Kansas TE coach Charlie Weis fan | KUsports.com
"He is extremely intelligent, extremely creative, and I’ll tell ya, one of his best qualities is his poise in adverse situations, which a lot of people don’t usually talk about,"