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Mark Mangino Axed as Kansas Head Coach

  1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image59
    fishskinfreak2008posted 8 years ago

    For much the same reasons that Al Groh was axed at UVA and Bobby Bowden was forced into retirement (after years of futility). The University of Kansas was 12-1 in '07, 8-5 in '08 (going backwards some) and 5-7 in '09 that included a 5-game winning streak followed by a 7-game losing streak. The problem? THEY COULDN'T STOP ANYBODY. They only beat Iowa State in conference play (and funny enough that the Cyclones finished with a better record).

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      A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Mangino did more for that program than any other head coach ever did.

    2. xriotdotbiz profile image65
      xriotdotbizposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Amen to A Texan. Mangino made all manner of KU records as a coach. A couple of slow years shouldn't mean they get rid of the man.  Especially since we are talking about Kansas, who do they think they are going to get to replace him?

      It's not like we are talking about Florida State or Notre Dame, both of which kept their now gone head coaches much longer after poor seasons.

  2. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image82
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 8 years ago

    It wasn't the losing on the field as much as it was the fact that all those complaints about how he treated the players started cropping up in the midst of all the losing.

  3. mel22 profile image59
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    Any coach in that bad of shape himself probably couldn't do much to inspire young platers to be physically aggressive enough. There's more than just knowing plays, off. and def. schemes. There's player morale. An example would be having that fat guy tell you to run 2 extra laps to get conditioned while he's eating a twinkie! That 12-1 year was based on a few good players being matched up at the right recruiting time. Apparently he didnt recruit well himself. I'd be interested to know when he got there anbd whether that 12-1 team was his from his recruitment or previous coaches. All coaches should get a minimum four year contract though to be able to build up their senior class and if that last year , they don't have a winning season then thats when to can someone!

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      A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The team was his! Kansas football was a joke before he got there and will be again after he leaves!

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    Paul Edmondsonposted 8 years ago

    Winning is important, but I dont think it was his record that got him fired.

    1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image59
      fishskinfreak2008posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah it was most likely the conduct.

  5. charlybell profile image55
    charlybellposted 8 years ago

    He will find a good position somewhere else.  Hes a good coach but Kansas football doesn't carry the same cache as it does for basketball.  Wouldnt shock me to see him turn around a program somewhere else.

  6. mel22 profile image59
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    Conduct hurts morale. Thats all i'm saying. His record of 50-48 does not refect turning around a team and changing a program for the better. Changing a program for the better in college is not having more than 3 losses in a year for a decade or close to it.His record of 23-41 in conference games shows that most of his wins were outside the Big 12 against chump schools ! He was an overrated fat joke!

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      A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, you must be right.