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04 Dec 2009

Mangino Out At Kansas

ESPN's Joe Schad reports that Mangino has accepted a buyout from Kansas.

This certainly wasn't unexpected, but it is an interesting development for the 2007 National Coach of the Year. He has had some well-documented anger issues -- particularly with referees -- in previous years. This year, he faced allegations that he humiliated players on the field and even poked and grabbed them.

The school conducted an investigation, and the buyout was "satisfactory to all parties," according to the report.

Assistant coaches David Beaty, Clint Bowen and Bill Miller will share interim coaching duties until the season is over.

Posted by: David Gardner on 04 Dec 2009

12 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2009, 7:35pm by sundown


by Key19 :: Fri, 12/04/2009 - 12:56am

Blueberries everywhere weep blue tears of bluesy-ness.

Here's to him moving onto a school with anything neon or orange. All-white would probably look pretty awesome too.

by Antique Furniture Sydney (not verified) :: Fri, 12/04/2009 - 2:36am

There was a sensational hash tag started on Twitter which was #manginomotivationals and built on EDSBS' hilarious ideas on what Mangino may have used to motivate players.

Please read if you are having an average day- it'll make you smile

by jklps :: Fri, 12/04/2009 - 9:29am

Of the three most portly coaches in college football - unless there is one I don't know about - only Ralph Friedgen, of the 1-10 (vs FBS) Maryland Terrapins survived the season...

by Francisco (not verified) :: Fri, 12/04/2009 - 5:06pm

Not for long.

by Will Allen (not verified) :: Fri, 12/04/2009 - 10:52am

He oughta' become a contestant on that "Biggest Loser" show. The interaction between he and the other contestants would be a ratings triumph!

by Temo :: Fri, 12/04/2009 - 11:07am

He's fat.

by The Ninjalectual :: Fri, 12/04/2009 - 12:03pm

You might be my favorite Cowboys fan.

"Just look at that pumpkin."
-John Madden, looking at the moon.

by DrewTS (not verified) :: Fri, 12/04/2009 - 11:47am

SAT question --

ballerino : ballerina :: mangino : _________

by CaffeineMan :: Fri, 12/04/2009 - 5:38pm


by Rocco :: Fri, 12/04/2009 - 9:57pm

Mangino pretty much sealed his fate when he said that people who said he was harsh on his players were "bitter". There are lots of decent ways to handle this situation, like saying "I'm a perfectionist and I have a temper and I can't always control my temper. I'm working on it." Simply trashing the people complaining is maybe the worst possible choice.

by sundown (not verified) :: Mon, 12/07/2009 - 7:35pm

Good point; he really didn't seem to try to save his job. It certainly didn't help that he got so little defense from former players. Bobby Knight could grab and push guys and they still loved him. Mangino didn't get that second part down. Some of the stories told about him paint him as a total a-hole, using things shared in confidence against them. But at least he didn't eat anybody...

by Strong Bad (not verified) :: Sat, 12/05/2009 - 10:01am

I heard he was in line to reprise William Conrad's role in a revival of the 'Cannon' TV series.

heh. CAPTCHA = roasted Gleason