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Mangino close to the end

Posted on: December 3, 2009 5:09 pm
 
There are indications that Mark Magino and Kansas soon will be parting ways.

A source said Thursday at least two staffers have cleaned out their offices at the Kansas football complex. One was a defensive assistant, the other, according to the source, was Mangino's son Tommy, an offensive graduate assistant.

"It seems like it's a matter of when, not if," the source said of an announcement of the head coach's departure from the program.

There were rumblings earlier Thursday that Kansas was ready to make an announcement but as of 6 p.m. ET there was no change in Mangino's status. His staff had been out on the road recruiting as usual, according to reports.

The coach has been accused of verbally and physically abusing players. In a players' only meeting on Nov. 16 several players described the treatment to AD Lew Perkins. The meeting prompted a university investigation headed by Lori Williams, a former NCAA enforcement officer and current KU head of risk management.

If Mangino is fired without cause, he could collect $6.6 million according to a Lawrence Journal-World story about his contract. More likely, the two sides have been in a bunker negotiating a settlement. It's not clear how the departure is going to be announced, whether it is a firing or a resignation. It's also not certain that the school will even hold a press conference.

The latest allegation of mistreatment came from Cory Kipp, a former player.

Names mentioned to replace Mangino include Buffalo coach Turner Gill and Houston's Kevin Sumlin.
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Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2009 8:12 pm
 

Mangino close to the end

Well Jayhawk fans enjoy your 2-10 seasons and 50-0 beatdowns by Nebraska ,Mizzou, Oklahoma, Texas and others. At least he took your program to a somewhat respectable level. Heck in years past a 6-6 record would be something to cheer for at Kansas.

This isn't the same KU football program that it was before Mangino came along. It used to be a complete after thought in the university, but Mangino's tenure has changed that. Football has become a much bigger focus. With the improved football resources and facilities KU now has, it is a MUCH more attractive destination for coaches and recruits. I'm positive KU will be able lure a high profile coach to be their new head man and continue, if not improve on, their recent success.




Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: December 3, 2009 7:49 pm
 

Mangino close to the end

5-7 isn't a respectable level. Losing 7 in a row isn't respectable. Calling 3 pass plays with 2 min to go, up by 3 isn't respectable. Being projected by some to win the Big 12 north and finishing last isn't respectable. Yes he took us to the orange bowl and bowl games but he never beat the big 3 of the south. I have faith in Lew that he will bring in a good coach. He already has a lot of money invested into the football program he isn't going to F*** that up. Have faith Jayhawk fans!!!

Rock Chalk!!!



Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: December 3, 2009 7:33 pm
 

Mangino close to the end

Well Jayhawk fans enjoy your 2-10 seasons and 50-0 beatdowns by Nebraska ,Mizzou, Oklahoma, Texas and others. At least he took your program to a somewhat respectable level. Heck in years past a 6-6 record would be something to cheer for at  Kansas.



playmaker21
Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2009 6:28 pm
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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2009 6:10 pm
 

Mangino close to the end

It's done. Mangino informed his staff this afternoon. An official announcement may not come until tomorrow.


corona79
Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2009 5:56 pm
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