I haven't seen many details about the workout other than it was a combination of push-ups, sit-ups, up-downs, etc. over the course of an hour (interesting to watch the new UC football videos posted, as they seem to be doing very similar stuff). Facts about the coaches would include more details about the intervals and extent of these exercises, were trainers available and watching to provide assistance and water if needed, were these athletes refused assistance during the workout? More facts from the players themselves would include whether these particular athletes hydrated themselves well enough before the workout, did they have enough sleep, did they come in good enough shape to be prepared for these workouts?
Depending on these answers I could see where maybe the onus falls on the player as opposed to the coaches simply being the bad guys and overworking them. My main point is I don't know enough to make that call, I was not there, I am not a part of the program.