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Within a five-week span, three coaches — Kansas’ Mark Mangino, South Florida’s Jim Leavitt and Texas Tech’s Mike Leach — were out after allegations of misconduct and were replaced by kinder, gentler Turner Gill, Skip Holtz and Tommy Tuberville.

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After effects: KU, Tech, USF moving forward

Together, Mark Mangino (Kansas), Mike Leach (Texas Tech) and Jim Leavitt (South Florida) led their teams to 228 total victories, an overall winning percentage of .606, 19 bowl appearances and 11 bowl victories in 31 seasons. The lasting legacy for each, however, might have been the way he left his school, not what he did while he was there.


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