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Mangino defends his tactics, program

Updated: November 20, 2009, 2:50 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Kansas coach Mark Mangino defended himself and the Jayhawks' football program on Thursday, speaking on Sports Radio 610 in Kansas City.

Mangino, who is faced with allegations of verbal abuse and inappropriate physical contact against players, pointed to the team's success on the field and high graduation rates.

"We are sending kids out into the world prepared," Mangino told the radio station. "But I can't do the work of some parents, what they should have done before [the players] ...

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