LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Getting a second chance to play for Kansas, Darrian Miller can be excused for being self-conscious.
When the sophomore running back ran out of the tunnel before the Jayhawks began their season at home against South Dakota, a single thought raced through his mind.
"I didn't know if anybody would remember me or what people were expecting," he said. "I just kind of kept it all inside, more of just not trying to make it something for myself."
That's because even playing for Kansas this season seemed improbable when Charlie Weis became coach in December 2011.
Weis dismissed Miller for off-field issues soon after being hired, banishing the team's second-leading rusher. Miller transferred to Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan., but did not play football so that he could maintain a season of eligibility.
One player on Butler's team, cornerback Dexter McDonald, could empathize.
McDonald also was among the 29 players that Weis dismissed, though his issue was ...