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Mark Mangino lands at Youngstown State as an assistant

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Mark Mangino has been out of coaching since 2009, but his name has made a few appearances in the rumor mill over the past couple of months.

Now, he’s found a landing spot with his alma mater, Youngstown State. Mangino will serve as the Penguins’ assistant (to the) head coach and tight ends coach.

“This is a homecoming for me,” Mangino said in a statement. “I’m delighted to be at a great school with a great football tradition with a team and coach poised to do great things. Every coaching job I have ever taken was a rebuilding project, but this program is not rebuilding. This program has the potential to have a very good year and that’s a credit to Eric Wolford, his staff and his team.

“I am a big believer in Coach Wolford’s ‘no shortcuts’ approach that focuses on getting results on and off the field. This school is near and dear to my heart and I’ll work very hard with Coach Wolford to get the job done.”

Mangino was a former assistant at YSU under Jim Tressel from 1985-87.

Mangino coached Kansas from 2002-09 and compiled a 50-48 record before resigning amidst an internal investigation into his alleged mistreatment of football players. Still, Mangino guided the Jayhawks to success on the football field rarely seen in Lawrence, going 12-1 in 2007 that resulted in an Orange Bowl win.

Mangino has recently been connected to the Colorado head coaching job and the offensive line job at Oklahoma. Those would go to Mike Macintyre and Bill Bedenbaugh, respectively.

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16 Responses to “Mark Mangino lands at Youngstown State as an assistant”
  1. gopokes0714 says: Mar 1, 2013 11:05 AM

    From Division I head coach to Division II positions coach. That is a giant step down. Its shows just how ridiculous rumors get. No way he was up for either one of the jobs mentioned.

  2. kiopta1 says: Mar 1, 2013 11:12 AM

    That pic…”Where is my sandwich?!?” “I know you stole it!”

  3. lemonberrysplash says: Mar 1, 2013 11:24 AM

    Gopokes0714….. It’s actually Division 1. Just not FBS. Still an obvious step down, but certainly not D2.

  4. pdcooper08 says: Mar 1, 2013 12:20 PM

    Maybe going back home will get your career back on track. I hope during the last few years out of the game, you’ve learned some new tricks on how to treat people. Your antics at KU ultimately buried you and you got ran. Or, maybe in Youngstown, you can continue to be an over weight A-hole and treat your players like crap. I’m sure, you’ll put on a good act this year and be civil at least. Will see

  5. jimbo75025 says: Mar 1, 2013 12:25 PM

    Sad really. Kansas has sunk like a stone since they let him go. Reminds me a great deal of the Texas Tech situation. Both started to enjoy some success on the field then the administration choked when they saw how much coaches with winning teams get paid now and then reached for reasons to get rid of them. If you are reduced to hiring Charlie Weiss and in TTU’s case have your coach basically walk out on you all I can say is ha ha.

  6. bigdinla says: Mar 1, 2013 1:33 PM

    I love all of the people on hear talking badly of Mangino. None of you were at Kansas, or ever played for him. All you do is sit on a forum and regurgitate media hype. All of you girls need to toughen up and realize the losers trophy is why America is failing.

  7. mogogo1 says: Mar 1, 2013 1:34 PM

    I’m stunned he has sank this low. Not a fan of the guy, but he did turn Kansas into a ranked team, which is fairly remarkable. Mike Leach made it back to head coaching coming off a similar sort of deal that was far more publicized than Mangino’s. Makes you wonder how many stories about Mangino never made it into the press, because schools will overlook a whole lot for a guy who can put a winner onto the field.

  8. fnc111 says: Mar 1, 2013 1:57 PM

    It’s Weis not Weiss for effing Christ sake.

  9. jpiro says: Mar 1, 2013 2:17 PM

    Just before he landed at Youngstown State, a sonic boom shook the former Soviet Union, shattering windows and setting off hundreds of car alarms.

  10. jimbo75025 says: Mar 1, 2013 3:22 PM

    mogogo1 says:
    Mar 1, 2013 1:34 PM
    Makes you wonder how many stories about Mangino never made it into the press, because schools will overlook a whole lot for a guy who can put a winner onto the field.

    —————

    Partially true. Look how much USC overlooks for Lane Kiffen and he didn’t win a lot this past year. Face it, for some schools fielding a team that is not going to be ranked, etc makes more sense. Wins=higher salary for coaches, more demands for bells and whistles which cost more money. I’m just saying……

  11. cranespy says: Mar 1, 2013 7:33 PM

    Hats off to Mangino…..he deserves a chance to get back to coaching. Time will tell if he can work his way back to a coordinators job at the FCS level and ultimately another head job. I hope he can.

  12. vols84 says: Mar 1, 2013 11:32 PM

    Youngstown.. Hide yo kids…hide yo wife

  13. sabatimus says: Mar 2, 2013 1:38 AM

    Fat jokes = auto down thumbs.

  14. sabatimus says: Mar 2, 2013 1:38 AM

    Same for “just sayin’”

  15. pdcooper08 says: Mar 2, 2013 2:29 AM

    I love all of the people on hear talking badly of Mangino. None of you were at Kansas, or ever played for him. All you do is sit on a forum and regurgitate media hype. All of you girls need to toughen up and realize the losers trophy is why America is failing.

    I beg to differ here. Yes, Big man did bring the program around, but in the end he crashed and burned. I didn’t work for the guy or play for him but do have a close friend in the athletic department, and I trust and believe when he tells me what an A-hole this guy was to his players and coaches. In fact to the admin and anyone else he dealt with. I like KU and love to see the under dog rise up. Mangino is not a good person. Period

  16. noring4youstill says: Mar 2, 2013 5:38 PM

    That’s must have been a hell of a tremor.

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