Bill Self at Big 12 media day: "I feel 100% confident that I'm going to be the coach here for a long time"

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KAKE) -

It's been one month since the University of Kansas received an NCAA notice of allegations, stemming from accusations of recruiting violations. 

The Big 12 held its annual media day on Wednesday, and as you can guess Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self was asked a lot about the NCAA's investigation. 

"We can not comment to any details of anything going on with the allegations due to the NCAA process," said Self. 

"I'm not going to speak to anything regarding the case," echoed Self again and again inside the Sprint Center. 

Despite being unable to go into specifics, Self did send a message. He maintains his innocence.

"Anybody that's ever played for me or worked for me knows how I go about my business, and I'm very proud of how we conduct our business over time," said Self. "And that hasn't altered at all."

"I know what's transpired, and even better yet, I know what has not transpired."

Self says the allegations and investigation have motivated him and the situation isn't going to make him think of an early exit from KU.

"I feel totally confident. I feel 100% confident that I'm going to be the coach here for a long time," said Self. "I feel totally confident that if I'm not the coach here for a long time it will be because I choose to not be the coach"

KU has a rich tradition of basketball and regardless of what the NCAA rules, Self says KU will prevail.

"Kansas is bigger than any player that has ever played here. Kansas is bigger than any team that's ever been here. When you talk about Kansas, you're talking about a whole different realm," said Self. "This is 120 years of excellence that will not be judged by this one moment of time."

Self begins his 17th season leading KU on Thursday night. His 3rd ranked Jayhawks play Fort Hays State in their exhibition opener.