Geaux_Blue

December 3rd, 2009 at 8:11 PM ^

WOW

didn't he say a month or so ago he was confident he would remain and wouldn't resign? obviously they gave him 'the option' of being fired/resigned but holy shit that was quick.

formerlyanonymous

December 3rd, 2009 at 8:34 PM ^

Yeah, that's how I understood you. I wouldn't be totally surprised to see that, but I'm not sure if OU brings him in right now. Too soon after the controversy and I'm not sure the Sooners would toss Wilson back to co-offensive coordinator right now. He has improved the OU offense as the lone coordinator since Mangino left.

MGoJen

December 3rd, 2009 at 8:54 PM ^

OU is not going to touch Mangino. In fact, I would be very surprised if he gets another high profile job in college football. Excessive work allegations aside, some of the comments he (allegedly) made to players were highly racialized... (http://kansas.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1018041) When allegations like this surface, it all but destroys your ability to recruit.

the_white_tiger

December 3rd, 2009 at 8:17 PM ^

My Grandpa had season tickets at Oklahoma, and sat a few rows behind the Sooner bench when Mangino was an assistant there. He said that Mangino would take players and scream and berate them with unbelievable language near the stands, and it was so bad that the fans booed him. I was a little surprised when I first heard this (around the KU Orange Bowl win), but I obviously can see how this happened. Pity, he could have been a good coach.

PurpleStuff

December 3rd, 2009 at 8:47 PM ^

Nice work running off the greatest coach in the history of your crappy program because of "allegations of verbal abuse." Whatever happened to "sticks and stones may break my bones"?

Hopefully the big guy lands on his feet somewhere, since I doubt he could get up otherwise (sorry, couldn't resist).

formerlyanonymous

December 3rd, 2009 at 9:24 PM ^

The actual reason Mangino resigned was due to the impending shift in gravitational pull. He and Weis are such heavy masses that they've become gravitationally attracted to each other. With Weis moving East(most likely since that's where more of the NFL is centered), Mangino is preparing for the adjustment that he'll have to make. I think he ends up somewhere around Tennessee/Kentucky.

Mfan1974

December 3rd, 2009 at 9:28 PM ^

CALLED THEY WOUNDERED IF HE WOULD COME WORK AT THE GOLDEN DOME, HE ACCEPTED BECAUSE HE THOUGHT THEY SAID 'GOLDEN ARCHES". iM GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL.

West Texas Blue

December 3rd, 2009 at 9:33 PM ^

Okay, just saw on ESPN ticker that Magino took KU to 3 bowl games in 8 years, and KU made it to 3 bowl games in the previous 101 years. That's right, 101 years. Good luck Kansas; hope you're happy. Enjoy becoming a Big 12 doormat once again.

footbox

December 3rd, 2009 at 9:45 PM ^

Mangino was the best thing ever to hapen to KU football by a long shot. Terrible decision really. Many football coaches have tempers, but you really didnt hear people complain when they were in the orange bowl 2 years ago...they should have reprimanded him or something but firing is just plain dumb. No good coach is going to want to coach at a school that is a basketball first school.