"I hope in five years from now, there's no discussion about this," Pinkel said. "Respect people for what they are and what they do."
More from Pinkel's press conference
On former Tiger and current Sooner Dorial Green-Beckham: "We lost a great player. I wish Dorial the best. You make mistakes and learn lessons, and I think he'll do that."
Green-Beckham was dismissed from Missouri in April after numerous off-field issues, including two marijuana arrests and an incident in which a female student alleged Green-Beckham pushed her down stairs while trying to get into an apartment.
On injury concerns with up-tempo offenses: "I don't buy the health issue in any way. I think it's fiction."