Archive for Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Mangino named Big 12 coach of the year

November 27, 2007


Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino was named Big 12 coach of the year by the league's coaches, one of several Jayhawks to be honored Tuesday.

Mangino, who guided Kansas to an 11-1 regular season, is the first KU coach to be named Big 12 coach of the year.

In addition, KU junior kick-returner Marcus Herford was named the Big 12 special teams player of the year after leading the conference with an average of 30.0 yards per kick return. His efforts have helped Kansas rank fourth nationally in kickoff returns.

Defensive tackle James McClinton, meanwhile, was named the league's defensive lineman of the year.

McClinton, offensive tackle Anthony Collins, linebacker Joe Mortensen and cornerback Aqib Talib were each named first team All-Big 12 by the league coaches.

Herford, quarterback Todd Reesing, running back Brandon McAnderson and wide receiver Marcus Henry were named to the second team.


hip_gma 10 years, 6 months ago

Wasn't he names co-coach of the year along w/ Pinkel?

BigDog 10 years, 6 months ago

Congrats Coach Mangino! What a great year it has been for Kansas Jayhawk football.

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 10 years, 6 months ago

Well deserved. Hell, make him chancellor too, and maybe we'll win a national championship and keep Kansas health care in the hands of Kansans. (The last part is an inside joke for those of you aware of Hemenway's sell out of KU Hospital.)

Linda Aikins 10 years, 6 months ago

Congratulations coach! It has been and still is a wonderful year for Kansas Jayhawk football, just as BigDog said!

justthefacts 10 years, 6 months ago

Heck, I think he deserves National Coach of the year. But I have always been a fan! I just hope KU can keep him for decades to come!! Congrats Coach. We don't blame you for the MU assured we know where that blame goes. Had we WON the big game, our Q-back would have probably gotten that #1 award too....or even the Hiesman.... .And with it all the good things (including $$) that flows to the school that can claim the honor.... Still think the Arrowhead venue made monetary sense???

nobody1793 10 years, 6 months ago

Should help his recruiting trip this week.

CindiCat 10 years, 6 months ago

Congrats to Coach and those who were honored............Hell, Congrats to the entire team and staff!!!

Rock Chalk Jayhawks

somebodynew 10 years, 6 months ago


That is what the Cap-Journal is reporting - -both Pinkel and Mangino were named. More fine "editorial license" from the LJW. Just reading this story it sounds like he beat everybody.

But that is LJW's fault. Way to Go Coach and team. Great year and looking forward to next year.

ndmoderate 10 years, 6 months ago

That should be good for another....$5 million? $10 million?

i_have_only_valid_opinions 10 years, 6 months ago

Did I read that headline right? Did it say "Mangino named Big as 12 coaches this year"?

SouthernBelle 10 years, 6 months ago

Congrats to the entire program! Great year!

mohawk4 10 years, 6 months ago

I checked the Big 12 website. Mangino was named Coach of the Year.

monkeyspunk 10 years, 6 months ago

Congratz Coach, you deserve it. I am a huge critic of the Mangina, but I recognize a good job when I see one.

Now for the love of God could you please get back to the game tapes and see that you are playing your D-backs way too far back. Have those guys go up and stick somebody before they run their route.

somebodynew 10 years, 6 months ago

Logic and mohawk - OK, maybe it is Topeka that is wrong. Sorry if I bashed the LJW in error (it is just that they have had those types of problems before). Either way, a great season and well deserved honors for all.

ndmod - the LJW did a story several days ago and broke down his bonuses, and yes he get a bunch for all this (can't remember the exact numbers and too lazy to look them up).

ksdivakat 10 years, 6 months ago

Congrats Coach!! you have really turned this ball club around!!!

simplykristib 10 years, 6 months ago

Mangino and Pinkel share the AP's Big 12 Coach of the Year award. I just read that on the KC Star's website.

somebodynew 10 years, 6 months ago

OK, I am officially confused (some would say that is not to difficult). The Star and the Cap-Journal article are copies of the same thing put out by the AP and the headline in the Star says the AP named them. I thought it was a Big 12 coachs vote and the Big 12 web site does not list Pinkel as sharing this. I hope some reported does some reporting and clears this up.

I guess I am just biased and don't want Mangino to have to share this with Mizzery.

carolj 10 years, 6 months ago

Both the AP and the Coaches select their coaches of the year, as well as their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention Conference Teams. This happens both in basketball and football each year.

I saw the CJOnline article too, and it specifically mentioned the AP poll, whereas this article specifically mentions the coaches poll. I think the result is that Mangino was recognized twice today instead of just once!

ralphralph 10 years, 6 months ago

You get Coach-of-the-Year by beating Toledo and choking on ESPN when it matters? Well, then, cograts to the little fellow.

BigDog 10 years, 6 months ago

That is correct. Coach Mangino was both coach of the year and co-coach of the year. He was voted coach of the year by the other Big 12 coaches. Mangino shares the honor with MU Coach Gary Pinkel as coach of the year which was voted upon by the Associated Press writers.

Linda Aikins 10 years, 6 months ago

But do we share big 12 north championship honors with Missouri?

Haiku_Cuckoo 10 years, 6 months ago

We don't blame you for the MU assured we know where that blame goes.

Lighten up, pal. Our players deserve a ton of credit. They had an outstanding season. Two missed field goals and two interceptions are unfortunate, but unimportant considering the success of the season overall.

Haiku_Cuckoo 10 years, 6 months ago

Haiku, I think justthefacts was blaming Lew for exporting the game to Misery, not the athletes:

Wow. That's pretty weak. A 21-0 deficit doesn't occur simply because of a venue change. KU was outplayed that night, plain and simple.

Aaron Gaddis 10 years, 6 months ago

Congrats, excellent, excellent, work, Coach.

maxcrabb 10 years, 5 months ago

Did anyone see the look on Mangino's face as the first half was unfolding? He (and Reesing after the near touchdown/interception) was in disbelief...

Did the venue change the game? I would say the crowd was very loud for the Missouri side, and very quiet for the KU side. Some people who went to the game say that it was because the Mizzou fans outnumbered the KU fans.

Is it hard to believe that, with the game being played in Lawrence instead of KC, and the crowd being predominantly Kansas fans, that the team might have more confidence. That they might be more focused on the game, and less focused on the significance of that game?

I'm really just asking the question more than presenting an opinion. I think Missouri played well enough, long enough, to keep us out of the game until it was too late to win anyway.

But it was one heck of a year, and you can't argue with the rankings. KU made an impact nationally with something other than the basketball team (or the Debate team ahem) for once.

Excuse me for being proud of that.

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