Thursday, December 3, 2009

A timeline of Mark Mangino’s tenure at KU

Kansas head football coach Mark Mangino speaks during a press conference Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 at the Camelback Inn in Scotsdale, Arizona.

Kansas head football coach Mark Mangino speaks during a press conference Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 at the Camelback Inn in Scotsdale, Arizona.



Mangino resigns from Kansas

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Mark Mangino resigned from the Kansas football team Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.

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What will Mark Mangino's legacy at KU be?

  • The Orange Bowl 73% 1930 votes
  • The back-to-back bowl games 11% 297 votes
  • The new facilities 2% 75 votes
  • The investigation 12% 321 votes

2623 total votes.

Dec. 4, 2001 — KU athletic director Al Bohl announces Mangino’s hiring. The new coach had been an assistant at Oklahoma.

2002 — Mangino goes 2-10 in his first season after replacing Terry Allen.

2003 — Mangino leads Jayhawks to their first bowl berth since 1995. North Carolina State thumps KU, 56-26, in Tangerine Bowl to conclude 6-7 season.

2004 — Kansas finishes with a 4-7 record. After a 27-24 loss to Texas in Memorial Stadium, Mangino criticizes officials for an offensive pass interference penalty, saying “That’s right. BCS. That’s what made a difference in the call in front of their bench. Dollar signs.” Remarks earn Mangino a $5,000 fine from Big 12 Conference office.

2005 — Jayhawks compile 7-5 record, earn berth in the Fort Worth Bowl and knock off Houston, 42-13.

2006 — Kansas finishes 6-6 and is bowl eligible, but is snubbed for postseason berth.

2007 — Dream season. Kansas winds up 12-1 and earns BCS berth in Orange Bowl where Jayhawks spill Virginia Tech, 24-21. Mangino named Big 12 Coach of Year and AP National Coach of Year.

2008 — Mangino signs second contract extension in July, raising annual compensation to $2.3 million. Pact extends to 2012. KU goes 8-5, gains spot in Insight Bowl and wallops Minnesota, 42-21.

2009 — After starting season with five straight wins, Jayhawks drop last seven and Kansas Athletics Inc. confirms it is conducting internal investigation of Mangino for alleged player abuse.

Dec. 3, 2009 — Almost eight years to the day, Mangino resigns as KU's head football coach.


Jonathan Allison 4 years, 9 months ago

Farewell Coach. I hope that get yourself in good health and a good job.


mjhawkchalk 4 years, 9 months ago

Jayhawk nation will miss you Coach!


KU_Alumn_2000 4 years, 9 months ago

Thanks for turning our program around Coach. I personally enjoyed listening to your press conferences...and learned a lot from you.

Keep sawing wood Coach...I'll be rooting for you in your new job...unless you play us.


Dan Harris 4 years, 9 months ago

Thanks for all you have done coach, good luck in the future!


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