Thursday, September 23, 2010

AD says Mangino not hired by UM


A television report that former Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino is back in the game appears to be inaccurate.

KSTP Channel 5, an ABC affiliate in Minneapolis, reported that Mangino had been hired as a consultant to University of Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster.

However, on Wednesday Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi denied the report to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He said the report was false and “frustrating.”

Several Minnesota media outlets reported over the weekend that Mangino was on the Gophers’ sideline during their loss Saturday to USC.

But Maturi said Mangino hadn’t been hired.

“No, he’s not,” Maturi told the newspaper. “He just came in as a friend to coach Brewster.”

Mangino has talked about his respect for Brewster, and the two coaches, along with their wives, Mary Jane and Cathy, are friends.

“Minnesota has made huge strides in their second season under Tim Brewster,” Mangino said in December of 2008, shortly after accepting a bid to play the Gophers in the Insight Bowl. “They are making outstanding progress and will be a formidable bowl opponent.”

The Jayhawks won the game, 42-21, but a little more than a year later, Mangino, 53, was out at KU, resigning under pressure last December after an investigation into his conduct toward players in the KU program.

Mangino spent eight seasons in charge of the KU football program. He compiled a 50-48 overall record.


waywardJay 11 years, 9 months ago

It's not like you could miss him with a Television camera.

CatsEatBirds 11 years, 9 months ago


They figured out that I figured out the conspiracy (see comment prior story) and called the whole thing off. KU will NOT be going to the Big10.

Look for MM to resurface in the Big East and the plot thickens...

Otownhawker 11 years, 9 months ago

According to reliable sources, Frank Martin and coach snyder was caught kissing under the bleachers at the OCTAGON OF. DOOM!

KU_FanSince75 11 years, 9 months ago

@ Otownhawker----That's just ridiculously gross!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kuhawks28 11 years, 9 months ago

Personally I'll be glad when he does start coaching in some capacity again.

He helped shape KU football into what it is today. We (KU) made a decision that it was best to part ways.

We moved forward and I think it's only fair he be allowed to as well.

If I had a way to contact him, I'd thank him for everything he did for us.

Wherever he ends up, I wish him the absolute best.

I never really understood how people enjoyed ripping on his weight all the time. So he's fat. So what? There are white people, black people, big people and little people. All are people and deserve respect.

Matt, thank you for the article. As always, I enjoy your spots on this site.

LAJayhawk 11 years, 9 months ago

Cottaging. Larry Craig.

Google it. Apropos for a troll.

Tony Bandle 11 years, 9 months ago

50 and 48 record for eight seasons. Let's see, if you subtract the Orange Bowl season...YIKES!!

ZDKC 11 years, 9 months ago

Our current head coach has an even worse record than that -- in the MAC, no less.

Rivethead 11 years, 9 months ago

Why would you take away the most awesome season in KU football history?

If anything it should count x10 in his win loss record. Seasons like that don't happen very often at KU and that's never going to change.

Mike Ardis 11 years, 9 months ago

Or take away his first season and Mangino's record is 48-38...

Sean Rodger 11 years, 9 months ago

Why does this dou-he nozzle "Cats Eat Birds" feel the need to be on a KU website?

So pathetic.

swjhawk 11 years, 9 months ago

UM wanted him, but he couldn't fit through the door.

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