Over the past couple of days, speculation has surfaced that Mark Mangino could be a rather serious candidate for the opening at Colorado.
Whether or not that was actually the case, you can (probably) officially cross that name off CU’s list of potential replacements for Jon Embree.
In a tweet posted to his Twitter account Thursday afternoon, the former Kansas head coach publicly acknowledged that he had, in essence, said thanks but no thanks to the Buffs.
“I have asked that my name be taken out of consideration for the Colorado position. I wish the school & next coach great success!”
There was no mentiuon of the Purdue job, an opening to which Mangino has also been connected.
Mangino compiled a 50-48 record during his eight years at Kansas, including the first back-to-back bowl wins in school history the past two seasons. He was also named the 2007 coach of the year by multiple organizations and outlets following his Jayhawks’ 12-1 season that culminated in an Orange Bowl win.
He received a $3 million buyout from the school and has been out of the collegiate coaching game ever since.