**** players is all it was.
Yeah, that player was a **** for getting second degree burns on his hands from Mangino's punishment! What a ****! Right? Just keep up with your "These kids were pussies" argument, but when a kid is wanting to confide in his coach that his dad is an alcoholic, it's pretty shitty when that coach mentions it in front of the entire team. Sure, Mike had his baggage, but Mangino is on a completely different level. It'd be a complete disaster if we brought Mangino back.
I just think that OU has a brighter future with Mike because of the play of the Sooner secondary this year. They were physical and got away with a lot of pass inteference (that's a good thing). Sure, they missed some tackles, but most of the missed tackles occurred up front and the secondary should be responsible for making tackles on every down if the Sooner defensive front is doing their job.
If Oklahoma can shore up the defensive front, they should be solid against the run again and you throw that in with what is immensely improved defensive backfield play and I think Oklahoma will be back to playing championship level defense again. If the secondary can manage to only give up 197 passing yards per game in Big 12 play while playing with a non-existent Sooner defensive front, imagine what they can do with the Sooner defensive front is doing their job up front. OU's defensive front was so bad this season, they couldn't even fill the role of absorbing blocks. Bad stuff.
For all the Venables haters: so I can put it on my calendar, at what point does Mike stop getting a free ride for the condition Venables left the defense in?
I don't understand all the anger about Mangino possibly coming back? The guy can coach and proved it at Kansas.
People want to point at his overall record at KU as proof he can't coach, but those people have no clue what he inherited in Lawrence when he took the job. I know several KU alums and none of them liked the hire when Mangino was hired, but all of them did not like the fact he was fired. The fact is, he beat MU almost every year, which is big to KU fans, he beat Snyder and KSU a few times before Snyder retired, he beat Nebraska 2 or 3 times in a row, and he won his bowl games. KU fans for the most part loved him as a coach. They weren't proud of his physical appearance, but they thought the guy could coach and his teams were disciplined.
His last year wasn't good but that's not the reason he was fired. He was fired because Lew Perkins railroaded him. As many players that complained that he was abusive, a larger number said it was all blown out of proportion.
As for his last season in Norman, does anyone remember the reason our offense struggled is because we had 1 healthy QB who played with broken ribs and our OL had been decimated by the end of the season?
Also, if we do get him ... we also need to get a person that is known for recruiting to offset mangino.
I also have to wonder how hot the fire to coach is actually burning there. He's been out of the game since 2009. If he wanted to coach, couldn't he have gotten an NFL job or an O-line job at a smaller program?
Those wanting Mangino must not want a physical run game. Mangino comes from a finess school of play. He doesn't even believe in using the big sled for drive blocking, only the two man sled for balance. He's also the one who implemented the wide gaps between linemen which opened up the rushing lanes for blisters. That's the first thing Chuck Long corrected when he took over. If u remember correctly we got sacked less after mangino left.
Overall, he's a really good tactician, but he's not a downhill blocking scheme Guy.
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My understanding is Mangino will be hired next week..
^^ You want any change back from your "2 cents"?
Todd Monken for OC!
We have such a great power running game now we sure don't want to ruin that.. Don't you know by now Bob wants a passing offense that runs on occassion.. I'd prefer some power running but as long as Bob is at OU you can forget it..
Bobby will hire an Oline coach who's out of work, fired for abusing players, a guy nobody else wants to hire. Meanwhile, Saban is going to hire an Oline coach. Do you think he's looking at Mangino? Lets watch how this unfolds. The contrast between these 2 hires is just one of many reasons why bama keeps winning and we keep spinning our wheels.
Does anyone remember when bob stoops was kicking everybody's ass? Does anyone think stoops can get back to that? I'm losing faith that stoops knows what to do. I know he's a good coach, but he surrounds himself with too many assistants that can't get it done. Too much dead weight. He puts his faith in the wrong assistant coaches and he doesn't seem willing to hire someone he doesn't know. He won't hire the best available coach. That is going to be his downfall.
I hope the next assistants are black, or at least related to Cale Gundy.
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Does Jackson have his Masters? Have him coach TEs.
LinkFormer Kansas Jayhawks head coach Mark Mangino could return to the sidelines at Colorado, based on a report from Tom Deinhart of the Big Ten Network. According to Deinhart, Mangino and Colorado have met already and a second meeting between the two parties is in the works.
Link“A source close to Mark Mangino has told me that Purdue has reached out to the former Kansas coach to solicit his interest in the job.”
The reason he isn't already a head coach somewhere else probably has something to do with this:
LinkAfter an almost three-year hiatus, Mark Mangino is ready to coach football again.
Mangino thought he'd be back by now, but his wife's breast cancer diagnosis last year put career ambitions on hold.
Mary Jane Mangino's condition — which has improved; she had her final treatment a few weeks ago, and doctors are optimistic — has helped the former Kansas coach and Oklahoma offensive coordinator learn an important lesson on priorities.
“It was a no-brainer,” Mark Mangino told The Oklahoman in a telephone interview from Naples, Fla., where he and his wife live.
“My family comes before the game. It's helped me get things in perspective, too. She's joked with me, ‘Winning and losing football games isn't really a matter of life or death is it?'
“I said, ‘No, it's not. It's not.'”