Three-year starting cornerback Quandre Diggs doesn’t mince words when it comes to describing the issues that held back his program the last few years. When Charlie Strong arrived on campus, Diggs shared his diagnosis, and explained what he believes the issues were at Big 12 media days.
“I told Coach Strong that I just feel like we had guys on the team that just didn’t love football the way they should. That’s something that I’ve always sensed since I’ve been here: We had guys that just didn’t love football,” Diggs said. “If you don’t love football, you don’t need to be a part of this university or a part of this team. That’s just something I feel greatly and strong about…
I don’t sugarcoat anything just like [Strong’s coaches] don’t sugarcoat anything. That’s just how I am, how I was born, how I was raised. I love the way they’re taking the approach of getting guys out of here that don’t belong.”
Diggs calls Strong’s program “New Texas,” and believes that the team will be better off without guys who aren’t fully dedicated. He’s outspoken about it, but it probably isn’t too controversial statement. It’s just not too often that you see players promote coaches running off their teammates, at least publicly.