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AD says Mangino not hired by UM

September 23, 2010

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A television report that former Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino is back in the game appears to be inaccurate.

KSTP Channel 5, an ABC affiliate in Minneapolis, reported that Mangino had been hired as a consultant to University of Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster.

However, on Wednesday Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi denied the report to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He said the report was false and “frustrating.”

Several Minnesota media outlets reported over the weekend that Mangino was on the Gophers’ sideline during their loss Saturday to USC.

But Maturi said Mangino hadn’t been hired.

“No, he’s not,” Maturi told the newspaper. “He just came in as a friend to coach Brewster.”

Mangino has talked about his respect for Brewster, and the two coaches, along with their wives, Mary Jane and Cathy, are friends.

“Minnesota has made huge strides in their second season under Tim Brewster,” Mangino said in December of 2008, shortly after accepting a bid to play the Gophers in the Insight Bowl. “They are making outstanding progress and will be a formidable bowl opponent.”

The Jayhawks won the game, 42-21, but a little more than a year later, Mangino, 53, was out at KU, resigning under pressure last December after an investigation into his conduct toward players in the KU program.

Mangino spent eight seasons in charge of the KU football program. He compiled a 50-48 overall record.

Comments

Practicality 4 years, 3 months ago

Why are the Minnesota Television Stations such liars? Couldn't they have called the AD?

Richard Payton 4 years, 3 months ago

Impressed that the media admitted to a possiblity of misreporting a hiring decision. Buffet owners are happy again.

4everahawk 4 years, 3 months ago

To all you Mangino haters - buffets will always have all the food you can eat there losers....he can afford to eat at 5* restaurants all over the world if he wants. Quit being jealous.

merg311 4 years, 3 months ago

The fat jokes are old, they have been for years. Just because he's not our coach anymore doesn't mean they suddenly became funny again. Just sayin...

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