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Report: KU probing Mangino-player 'incident'

Citing an unnamed source, the Kansas City Star is reporting that Kansas officials are looking into an incident between head coach Mark Mangino and one of his players.

According to the report, players met with athletic director Lew Perkins to discuss concerns that have arisen from the incident, of which there are no details available.

The source said players at the meeting, at which Mangino was not present, were invited to bring forward information in front of a formal panel. The source said there is an organized group of former players’ parents ready to air their concerns about Mangino as well.

Perkins refused to get into any type of specifics.

“It involves a personnel matter, and as a result, is confidential,” Perkins said in the statement. “It would be inappropriate for me to provide further information right now.”

The Jayhawks have inexplicably lost five straight games, which just adds to this apparent situation between Mangino and one of his players.

Could this be enough to tip the scales and push Mangino onto the coaching hot seat?  That’s an unknown at this point in time, but it certainly doesn’t help.

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6 Responses to “Report: KU probing Mangino-player 'incident'”
  1. dubstyle says: Nov 17, 2009 5:26 PM

    i dont think there is a hot seat big enough for mangino

  2. charliewade says: Nov 17, 2009 9:53 PM

    So these players need their parents to get involved in this? What is this? Pee Wee football?
    Grow up, tackle your own problems, players. You’re supposedly adults. Deal with your own issues. Only children get their parents involved in stuff like this.

  3. Usmc_sgt says: Nov 18, 2009 5:33 PM

    Oh for god’s sake. In the service no parent would voice a concern. Well I wonder if its kids on the 2nd-4th string who are mad.
    How old does anyone have to be these days to be considered a “grownup”.

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