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Mark Mangino breaks silence in newspaper interview

May 10, 2011

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Former Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino conducted his first newspaper interview since losing his job after the 2009 season.

“It was tough on us all, but especially on my wife and daughter,” Mangino told the New Castle (Pa.) News of his final weeks on the job. “You try to protect your family the best you can because it was me that people were targeting, yet they had to bear the brunt of a lot of it. They didn’t sign on for this, I did. The cruelty at times was really unfair to them.”

KU bought out Mangino’s contract for $3 million, an agreement that included a clause barring Mangino from making critical comments.

“But I don’t choose to go that route anyway,” Mangino told the New Castle Times. “When I look back on my time at Kansas, I want to remember the positive, not dwell on the negative. I’m very proud of my time there.”

Mangino said he would like to coach again.

Comments

FlintlockRifle 2 years, 11 months ago

That just part of the COACHING GAME, here today and gone tomorrow, still stinks---just like Coach Fram--------

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number1jayhawker 2 years, 11 months ago

He was treated a heck of a lot better by KU than he treated his assistant coaches, women in the office and some players.

He beat KSU 4 times, 3 of those when Ron Prince was thier coach. He beat UN twice.... thank you Bill Callahan His teams broke several offensive records...... thank you Todd Reesing

Bottom line, he never beat UT, OU or TT in 8 years. Out of his 23-41 conference record, only 4 wins came against any of the south teams. Baylor 2 games, OSU 1 game and aTm 1 game.

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Noweigh 2 years, 11 months ago

3-1 in bowl games, always competitive (except final year that had lots of unspoken issues), the teams played hard and he got substantially stronger talent than years past. He raised the bar at KU to a much higher level. Did he have some personal challenges..undoubtedly. But how he was treated the last several weeks by his employers was reprehensible. Left to dangle with no public support of any kind. It was also totally unfair to the players how their coach was treated. If you wanted to fire the guy, fire the guy. Good luck Coach. You still have lots of supporter in Jayhawk nation.

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Robert Rauktis 2 years, 11 months ago

Here's three million and keep your mouth shut? They done themselves despite their generosity with someone else's money.

Yeah...ole Lew was such a cagey businessman.

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Floyd Craig 2 years, 11 months ago

well i can proudly say mangino wasnt all bad as when he found out my son was staying up later or rather was up very early in Iraq to watch ku football he Mangino took time and he himself sent my son a ball cap to my son .so I say thank you coach for caring that my son was there fighting for our freedom

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