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Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook

October 21, 2008

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Mangino not thinking about shootout

Although Kansas University's 11 a.m. meeting with visiting Texas Tech on Saturday has all the makings of an old-fashioned shootout - two teams ranked in the top 10 nationally in pass offense and bottom 20 nationally in pass defense - Jayhawks coach Mark Mangino made it clear Monday that he won't be content with a lacking defensive effort from his team.

"We're not giving up anything on defense," Mangino said. "You got to get your defense ready to play, no matter who you're playing. You can't go into a game saying we're going to try to out-score people. That's not sound, fundamental football, (and) it gets you in trouble."

Leach: I'm not a PC

Informed Monday that some of the computer calculations in the recently-released BCS standings do not look favorably upon his Texas Tech team, Red Raiders coach Mike Leach unleashed a humorous diatribe against technological advancement in American society.

"I try to avoid computers as much as I can," said Leach, whose team is 7-0 (3-0 in the Big 12) and ranked eighth nationally. "Obviously, you need somebody around that knows how to run a computer, and your video is on computer. But to me, anything involving computers is very frustrating and so I ignore it every step that I can."

Small world

For the second straight week and the third time this season, Mangino will find himself lined up across from a former colleague.

Having already gone against South Florida's Jim Leavitt (who served with Mangino as an assistant at Kansas State in the 1990s) and Oklahoma's Bob Stoops, Mangino will now take on Leach, with whom he worked as a member of Stoops' staff at Oklahoma in 1999.

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