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Mangino, KU settle for $3 million

Kansas coach Mark Mangino holds aloft an orange as KU athletic director Lew Perkins, right, looks on.

Kansas coach Mark Mangino holds aloft an orange as KU athletic director Lew Perkins, right, looks on.

December 17, 2009

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KU, Mangino agreed to $3 million settlement

Former Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino will receive a $3 million settlement from KU after announcing his resignation, the KU athletic department released Wednesday. Enlarge video

Mark Mangino’s image might have taken a hit following his messy departure from Kansas University’s football program, but his pocketbook suffered no such fate.

According to an agreement reached between the coach and the university, the former KU coach will receive a $3 million settlement in the wake of his Dec. 3 resignation.

The details of the settlement were requested by the Journal-World on Dec. 4 under the Kansas Open Records Act.

“We appreciate the eight years that Mark has given to rebuilding our football program,” KU athletic director Lew Perkins said in a release. “He and the University have reached a mutually satisfactory agreement that reflects the appreciation we have for his efforts on behalf of Kansas football.”

Mangino, who had four years remaining on a $9.2 million contract, was set to make $2.3 million per year before his departure.

In the agreement, KU revealed that it had drawn up and delivered to Mangino a draft termination letter on Dec. 2, which would have been effective Dec. 3. In exchange for KU revoking that termination letter, and “nullifying” the informal internal investigation into his treatment of players, Mangino agreed to the settlement.

In addition, both Mangino and the university agreed not to “disparage one another, or officials or employees or agents of the Parties, upon matters related to Mangino’s employment at the University.”

According to the settlement, Mangino, who coached eight seasons in Lawrence and is the program’s second-winningest coach, is to be paid in a lump sum by Dec. 24. He will also be provided with health insurance coverage through March 20, 2010, and life insurance through June 30, 2010.

Mangino also agreed to return all automobiles, cell phones, computers and keys assigned to him by KU.

University officials said the settlement would be paid through private funds raised by Kansas Athletics Inc., and that no state taxpayer funds would be used.

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Jerry Collins 4 years, 4 months ago

Just two things. Oh, Mangino will get another head coaching job by some university that wants to win, and it will. The defensive cordinator and secondary coaches definitely do NOT deserve any severence pay.

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OTSSweeper 4 years, 4 months ago

There's only one position left to clean out. Lew Perkins needs to be fired. Let's go Bernadette, do your job.

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StrangerCreek 4 years, 4 months ago

Boy, I'd love to resign my job and get a year and a half of my salary. You quit and you get paid? It just smells. If Mangino was so perfect as everyone of his supporters insists he should have told them to bring it on. He must have known he was in deep dog doo for his aggressions.

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rantor 4 years, 4 months ago

I'll gladly ante for the fund to fire Lew Perkins!

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lounger 4 years, 4 months ago

Im not sure this is enough to stock his refrigerator for a year....

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bobberboy 4 years, 4 months ago

Getto you're absolutely right. Strange world we live in huh ?

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Paul R Getto 4 years, 4 months ago

"Wow, it's too bad this money couldn't have been spent upgrading the salaries of professors and students studying important life sustaining issues like biology, chemistry, pharmacy, medicine, engineering, etc. Do you have something against academics?" === Once again, different operations and different accounts. Tax money is needed to pay the professors. Mangino's money comes from sporting fools who give lots of money to the athletic corporation. Bread and circuses, it is, bread and circuses.

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Sean Livingstone 4 years, 4 months ago

Why have we forgotten the orange bowl so quickly?

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gogoplata 4 years, 4 months ago

I hope he takes some of that cash and pays for some time at the biggest loser ranch with Bob and Jillian. That would be a cool success story. I like coach Mangino and it would be great to see him take off some weight for himself and his family.

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bobberboy 4 years, 4 months ago

fatty mcbutterpants to the rescue.

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Benjamin Roberts 4 years, 4 months ago

KU, this is my final offer: I, also, will not coach football for $3M. Included in this offer is my agreement to not disparage KU athletics. In fact, upon receipt of the $3M I will say good things about KU and its AD. Should you choose to decline this offer than I would be willing to coach football for $1.5M; but, I would have to disparage the AD.

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68fbrd 4 years, 4 months ago

GOOD!! I'm glad BF stuck it to them.

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rodentgirl16 4 years, 4 months ago

Yes, but is the $3 million before or after taxes? Since KU Athletics paid the income tax on Lew's salary, maybe they did the same with Mangino?

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rgh 4 years, 4 months ago

TopJayhawk,

Just curious, do you love Lou or Lew? Who are you talking about here?

I am glad to hear Turner Gill talk about making the players be students and gentlemen. All we hear Lew talk about is money and more money.

Anyone who thinks Lew didn't know about how Mangino handled players is ignorant and Lew didn't want it to change until they went 5-7 this year. If we had 8-4, 9-3, etc. we would have never heard about any "abuse" and life would be continuing as normal. It's now time to turn our attention to the returning players and recruits.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk.

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BigAl 4 years, 4 months ago

I am another Lew supporter. Mangino got off lucky. If the investigation report were to come out, Mangino would suffer greatly and he knows it. If he had grounds to stand on he would have gone after much more money.

In addition to being a bully, Mangino had a worse Big12 record than Ron Prince but for whatever reason, people want to ignore that.

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Gootsie 4 years, 4 months ago

I wonder if the "private money" came out of Lew's pocket?

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macon47 4 years, 4 months ago

MARK HAS CLEARLY DISGRACED LEW PERKINS BY LOSING FOOT BALL GAMES.

NO DOUBT THE NEW COACH UNDERSTANDS HE WILL BE WHIPPED LIKE A MULE AND ALL OF HIS DIRTY LAUNDRY SPREAD OUT ALL OVER TOWN IF HE LOSES GAMES

THAT IS THE WAY COLLEGE SPORTS WORKS

BUT IT IS MORE FUN TEACHING BIOLOGY, AND PAYS BETTER

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Beer Guy 4 years, 4 months ago

Judging by the picture he's more happy for winning a bowl of oranges than a bowl game, couldn't we of just given him 3 million oranges?

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Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 4 years, 4 months ago

He'll take a year off and then wind up either as a head coach somewhere where they want to win and understand that he got screwed here, or as an assistant coach to an up and comer like Turner Gill who needs a supplement for his lack of experience. Mangino is still thought of very highly in the football community, far more highly than the whiners who complained about him. If anyone's career is over it would be anyone publicly named as whining about Coach.

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Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 4 months ago

Could we have a list of all the people who have that much money to give to KU athletics? I understand the anger, but I would like to see the end of the phrase old, white, overfed, as these words have nothing to do with the situation.

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Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 4 months ago

Everyone thinks they know what's best for KU...

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lionheart72661 4 years, 4 months ago

monkeyspunk (Anonymous) says…

Lloyd,

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2009/sep

Thanks. "PROPOSED" Has it been passed? and at a cost of $34 million to construct. Where is that money coming from? I also Know a professor that used to work at KU that instructed a special academic program for athletes just to help them pass. So if there are special programs allocated for athletes then monies should be funneled to the academic department from the AD

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lionheart72661 4 years, 4 months ago

OldEnuf2BYurDad (Anonymous) says…

Lloyd: It has been clearly established that the funds of the athletics corp. have no connection to KU academic budgets. This money could not have been used on academics. No, I don't have anything against academics. Asking why these funds weren't spent on teaching salaries is like asking why France's military budget cannot be spent to reduce the U.S. deficit. Are you kidding me? that is such a stupid argument....Just to step aside from the athletic/academic argument IF France did pay back what they owe us it would greatly reduce the deficit. And I agree if there was no college there would be no sports program. I agree that coaches are grossly overpaid. Look at texas for instance. I think there should be a salary cap on coaches pay and yes Mangino was WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY overpaid. And one other thing I predicted the outcome of this season as well as the amount that mangino would get paid. Am I psychic? NO! But I do know how the game is played. So get ready , next year K.U. will be in a bowl game at 6 and 6 so i hope the University spends th money wisley and not buy a bunch of trees. Mangino wasted a lot of money. Oh yeah, Red Dog I hope you get use of the stadium again that Mangino so un ceremoniously kicked you out of.

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kujayhawk 4 years, 4 months ago

"Most of them work on 1 year deals. I am sure they get something, but they were all hacks anyway."

The coordinators are under contract, usually a three year deal. I believe the OC and DC were in the second year of that contract so they will be getting paid another year by KU.

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Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 4 months ago

Paranoia, whining, and beating dead horses live unprecedented.

Darwin strike down barrypenders

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Steve Bunch 4 years, 4 months ago

Finally, the answer to the question, "What do you give a man who already has his own ZIP-code?:

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cold 4 years, 4 months ago

Who cares about those assistant flubs.

Most of them work on 1 year deals. I am sure they get something, but they were all hacks anyway.

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grammaddy 4 years, 4 months ago

Do any of the assistant coaches get any kind of severance package since they also lost their jobs?

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Write2Know 4 years, 4 months ago

I doubt that 3 million will cover new life and health insurance policies for Mangino.

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alicenevada 4 years, 4 months ago

Hmmm...it seems I read somewhere in today's Lawrence news something else about $3 million dollars...where was that...oh yes! I remember now! Our public school officials are trying to fill a $3 million dollar gap!

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imagold 4 years, 4 months ago

"In addition, both Mangino and the university agreed not to “disparage one another, or officials or employees or agents of the Parties, upon matters related to Mangino’s employment at the University.”

Does "the university" include Perkins??? Seems to me that this stance should have been taken at the beginning of Mangino's employment and throughout all of this mudslinging. That's just good employee/employer relations. But I'm not sure there is such a thing anymore.

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CatFan 4 years, 4 months ago

$3 million...$3 million....that sounds familiar. Oh, yeah, isn't that what Prince got from KSU? I hope that didn't set the bar....Mangino would have been worth $10 million given their comparative records. At least Mangino's price was a simple business agreement to terminate a contract early. We'll probably never know why Bob Krause paid $3 million to Prince when it wasn't required by contract. KU looks better on this deal.

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KS 4 years, 4 months ago

Yesterday's news in the Kansas City Star. When Obama and company get done with hime, he will have about $1.5 left. Not enough to last him the rest of his life. He will have to get a job, but he should at least be comfortable thru the holidays. That does not include what his agent may or may not get.

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Steven Gaudreau 4 years, 4 months ago

The guy was making over $2m a year before the forced resignation. His career as a head coach is over after his name was slandered by KU. Walking away with $3m when he could have sued KU for about $25m is a steal for KU.

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newmedia 4 years, 4 months ago

More power to him.. If the $$ doesn't come from tax dollars I hope he is laughing all the way to the bank. Who among us couldn't use a quick 3 mil... Rock On...

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LloydDobbler 4 years, 4 months ago

OldEnuf, first of all, you are the one that brought this up. And you and "kidding me" barfed up in writing what I expected...the same tired, old hackneyed obligatory arguments that we always get when the AD spends a butt-load of money on something stupid: 1) KUAD is a corporation and has no connection to the KU academic budget; 2) that stupid freaking Bear Bryant quote about putting butts in seats.

Back in the early eighties, OU football funds were used to build the library on campus. It was a nice contribution back to the university, considering that 1) the football team would not exist without the university, and 2) the realization that most of the butts in the seats at some point spent at least a year or two or more in school there.

Not now, though. We have to overpay everyone...except the student athletes actually getting their brains beat in every week...and we have to build luxury sky boxes and other amenities so that a bunch of predominantly old white guys can feel better about themselves. Keep using those two arguments...and when the universities have to close their doors, even if only for a short time, remember that I told you so.

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Robert Rauktis 4 years, 4 months ago

"Lloyd: It has been clearly established that the funds of the athletics corp. have no connection to KU academic budgets. This money could not have been used on academics. No, I don't have anything against academics. Asking why these funds weren't spent on teaching salaries is like asking why France's military budget cannot be spent to reduce the U.S. deficit."

Why do these little boys need to legitimize their minor league by attaching it to education?

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TopJayhawk 4 years, 4 months ago

Just think. If you didn' t have Lew, you would have to find someone else to hate on. And that can be so time consuming.

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lewstinks 4 years, 4 months ago

FIRE LEW!!

He is responsible for the contract extension. He allowed all the "abuse" to go on under his watch. He has killed the loyalty of the true fans!

FIRE LEW!!

Yea, Mangino. You deserve every penny of it. (Well, maybe not deserve -- but I just hate Lew so much!)

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AreUKiddingMe 4 years, 4 months ago

compmd it was more like this "Here's the deal Mark."
BANG! (someone drops a folder 3-5 in thick down on his desk) "Here is everything we found in our investigation. We are willing to give 3 mil for you to get out here quietly and we will do our best to make sure nothing in this folder gets out. OR we fire you now, you don't get squat, and when you try to take us to court ALL of this comes out and you STILL don't get squat, and you never coach again. It's your choice."

Lloyd i will answer yours with a quote from coach 'Bear" Bryant A prof asked him the same thing when he was at Alabama and he said. "when you give a quiz about 30 people show up. When I do 50+ thousand show up." Today, for KU, its more around 30 thousand and they are all paying $20- whatever the luxury seats pay.

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toe 4 years, 4 months ago

Any way to get a list of the donors?

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 4 years, 4 months ago

Lloyd: It has been clearly established that the funds of the athletics corp. have NO CONNECTION to KU academic budgets. This money COULD NOT have been used on academics. No, I don't have anything against academics. Asking why these funds weren't spent on teaching salaries is like asking why France's military budget cannot be spent to reduce the U.S. deficit.

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macon47 4 years, 4 months ago

no one cares about biology, we have a sports page do you ever see a biology page?

how much money is donated to the bio dept by former ku grads?

life aint fair it sucks, especially for non sports venues

if you are in it for the money dont be a biology teacher

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hellsbasement 4 years, 4 months ago

thanks coach for everything! good luck.

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LloydDobbler 4 years, 4 months ago

OK, OldEnuf2bYurDad, I'll bite. Wow, it's too bad this money couldn't have been spent upgrading the salaries of professors and students studying important life sustaining issues like biology, chemistry, pharmacy, medicine, engineering, etc. Do you have something against academics?

I know a biology professor who received a Presidential commendation for research (which comes with an award to the university) that's making about $65K. Come on, give me your best shot as to why two enormously overpaid and overfed old white guys should make what Perkins and Mangino make (or made). I really, really want to hear this argument.

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hbjayhawk 4 years, 4 months ago

George_Braziller: Yes! We should help him out. We should start with a cameo on Biggest Loser and work our way up to the poster child for NCAA fitness . . .

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compmd 4 years, 4 months ago

What Lew really meant to say was "We gave Mangino $3 million dollars because everyone knew that our witch hunt was BS and if he sued us it would have gotten ugly for everyone."

Lew, I still hate you.

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George_Braziller 4 years, 4 months ago

Oh, only $1.65 million after taxes? Should we take up a collection to help him through this difficult time?

hbjayhawk (Anonymous) says… His settlement is closer to $1.65 million after taxes.

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 4 years, 4 months ago

Where is the obligatory "we could have spent this money on academics!!" post?

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hbjayhawk 4 years, 4 months ago

His settlement is closer to $1.65 million after taxes. He will be sorely mistaken for not having taxes taken out. Especially since he is going to pay capital gains penalties against several properties he owns and this settlement amount. He should have requested it be paid in two installments, one after Jan 15 to reduce tax liability.

Then again . .. thanks for helping us bulldoze the metal on the bridge as a Kansas taxpayer, Mark!

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thebcman 4 years, 4 months ago

maybe he'll buy an eighth chin.

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JackRipper 4 years, 4 months ago

what a brillaint ad, give him a huge raise and then pay him a huge go away settlement only two years later from all that money he can throw around from screwing the fans. it's time to kill the silly gridiron club, fire perkins, and put Gale Sayers in as ad. then ku could start rebuilding as a class act.

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BMI 4 years, 4 months ago

Not enough.

Bless barrypenders dreaded nose hairs. |:<=)

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LTownBaby 4 years, 4 months ago

I'm glad Frank Reeb figured out his expiration date for his notary stamp after he botched the notary for Mangino's signature.

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ChiHawkInKS 4 years, 4 months ago

You thin he goes out and buys his own private Waffle House?

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macon47 4 years, 4 months ago

AND KU SAVED 3 MILLION BY BEATING MANGINO LIKE A MULE AND DISGRACING HIM FOR LOSING 6 GAMES PLUS MISSOURI. "it is all about the kids", says uncle fester ha ha ha ha ha lets wish the best of luck to turner gill on his success, or he will be treated just as poorly by the fans, the media and ku if he doesnt win

it is not about the kids, it is about winning and the money

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croutons 4 years, 4 months ago

Not very confidential after all, is it

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barrypenders 4 years, 4 months ago

The Poser gets half of it.

Stimulus, High Taxes and Posercare live unprecedented

Darwin bless you all

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