Letters to the Editor

Honor coach

January 6, 2008


To the editor:

Mangino Stadium. It does roll right off the tip of your tongue. We need to do something to honor this man besides mere words in our newspaper.

Gary Blevins,



Speakout 10 years, 5 months ago

If Mangino had winning season for say 5 or 10 years and went to major bowl games all those years I could go along with that, but one winning season and one bowl game win doesn't an honor like that make,

Bradley Kemp 10 years, 5 months ago

The stadium already has a name. It is a memorial to the KU students who fought and died in World War I. I don't think they should be supplanted by Mangino, even if he did win the FedEx Bowl.

Ragingbear 10 years, 5 months ago

The Mangino Weight Loss Center seems like a good name.

marcdeveraux 10 years, 5 months ago

ragingbear has it right, this guy is huge.waaay too big, the stadium should cover the entire state of kansas.what a role model for self image.

Dixie Jones 10 years, 5 months ago

speaking of weight i am not small by no means but i think if you are going to coach something you should be able to get out there and do EVERYTHING the team is doing..... am i wrong ?

Write2Know 10 years, 5 months ago

"do everything the team is doing"

peaches - do you think Bill Self can dunk a basketball?

gccs14r 10 years, 5 months ago

ISTR a story about Roy out-sprinting one of the students back when he was in his 40s.

I don't think anyone expects Mangino (or any other coach) to be able to perform at the same level as the students, but there's a difference between that and getting winded by eating. Paterno got his leg broken last year, but he can still run, and he's 81 years old! Mangino should take that to heart before he keels over dead one morning while putting on his shoes.

Linda Aikins 10 years, 5 months ago

Knock it off, all of you posters who are making fun of his size. This is ridiculous, junior-highish, and getting very very old.

johnwoods 10 years, 5 months ago

This is the most stupid comment. Mangino is more important than KU students who died in war?

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