"We're very proud of Mark and the job he has done here for the last three years, especially in the last two when we were 23-2 with a national championship and conference title in one season and now a 10-2 record and a New Year's Day bowl the next. He's been very instrumental in our success. Our staff is happy for him and we believe he'll do an excellent job at Kansas."
OU head football coach Bob Stoops
"I think Kansas has hit a home run with this one. Mark is not only a disciplinarian and a class-act, but he is extremely well respected by his peers inside and outside of football. I have tremendous respect for him and he has a very bright future ahead of him. He will do a terrific job at Kansas."
OU head basketball coach Kelvin Sampson
"Mark Mangino is one of the greatest stories of persistence in the coaching profession. He has a passion for helping young people and will do a great job for Kansas. I am proud to have been associated with him. He embodies all that is good in the coaching profession."
Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel
"Mark is a very good hire for the University of Kansas. He is very intelligent and a good worker. Mark knows what it takes to develop a successful program, having been a part of that both here at Kansas State and at Oklahoma. Mark has a nice family and he has always been a good family man."