February 1, 2013
For What it's Worth on February 1 -- Bill Snyder signs a new five-year deal that will keep him coaching at Kansas State until the age of 78. That's a sentence that wouldn't have been believed four years ago. Lest we forget--- The 2005 retirement of Bill Snyder was generally accepted as the right thing by K-Staters after he went 9-13 in the last two seasons of his first tenure. His return after three forgettable years from Ron Prince at the Wildcat helm was widely looked upon as a stop gap. Four years later, there's nobody else the Wildcat Nation would stand for on its sideline.
November 28, 2011
The University of Kansas fired head football coach Turner Gill on Sunday. Gill just finished the second year of a 5-year contract that was worth $10 million. Gill released this statement Monday morning: “I would like to thank the University of Kansas for the opportunity to be its head football coach. On behalf of our staff, I want to thank the players for putting their heart and soul into this football program the past two years. I hope nothing but the best for all their future endeavors, both on and off the field.” Gill, 49, was hired away from Buffalo in December 2009 by former athletic director Lew Perkins to replace Mark Mangino.
December 12, 2009
By Eyewitness Sports (LAWRENCE, Kan.) Turner Gill is KU's new football coach. Athletics Director Lew Perkins introduced Gill at a news conference Monday morning. "I did not come here to use it as a stepping stone to a football dynasty, but rather to create a football dynasty here at KU. " Perkins says Gill will make approximately $2 million a year for the next five years. The contract, however, has yet to be finalized. The new coach will meet with players Monday night.
December 6, 2009
By Eyewitness Sports (LAWRENCE, Kan.) CBS Sports reports University of Buffalo coach Turner Gill is in the running for the position of head football coach at KU. The interview was supposed to happen Sunday. Neither Buffalo nor the University of Kansas has confirmed the report. Gill led the Bulls to the Mid-American Conference title last season. The team finished 5-7 this year with a new quarterback. Gill has at least one connection to KU. His daughter attends school there.
December 3, 2009
By Eyewitness Sports (LAWRENCE, Kan.) Mark Mangino has resigned as head football coach at the University of Kansas, effective immediately. Athletics Director Lew Perkins released the following statement on KU's website Thursday night: "We appreciate the eight years that Mark has given to rebuilding our football program. He and I have reached a mutually satisfactory agreement that reflects the appreciation we have for his efforts on behalf of Kansas Football. " "As you know we have recently completed an internal review of the football program.
November 22, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Heading into what could be his final week as head coach at Kansas, Mark Mangino might still position the Jayhawks for a team-record third straight bowl game. A victory over archrival Missouri this week would snap a 6-game losing streak and make Kansas postseason eligible. In the meantime, the internal investigation into allegations of verbal and emotional abuse by the 53-year-old coach headed into its second week. Former players have alleged that Mangino was abusive in things he said.
November 17, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas is conducting an internal investigation into what it calls a personnel matter involving football coach Mark Mangino. Athletic director Lew Perkins met with the entire football team Monday night. Mangino, the national coach of the year two seasons ago, was not present. Perkins issued a brief statement Tuesday confirming that an internal review was being conducted. During his weekly meeting with reporters on Tuesday, Mangino declined to discuss specifics but said he had apparently lost the confidence of some people.
December 30, 2008
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Ask Kansas coach Mark Mangino the top reason for his Jayhawks' turnaround over the last two seasons and he points to his decision to switch to a no-huddle spread offense. After the 2006 season, Mangino told newly hired offensive coordinator Ed Warinner that making the switch to a no-huddle offense wasn't negotiable. The Jayhawks were 60th in the nation in passing offense in 2006. They have climbed to eighth in the nation this season. Speaking at a news conference today in Scottsdale, Mangino said he wanted "an offense that would attack the entire field.
January 11, 2008
by KU Media Relations Kansas head football coach Mark Mangino received yet another national coach of the year honor, but this one may have had the most meaning as it was selected by his peers. The American Football Coaches Association capped its convention Wednesday night by presenting Mangino the Football Bowl Subdivision honor. The award is the oldest of all coach of the year awards and is voted on by active AFCA members. Mangino led KU to a school record 12 wins and a victory in the FedEx Orange Bowl.
January 3, 2008
by Richard Smith How do you build a BCS bowl-caliber team? Shortly after he was hired as KU coach, Mark Mangino found the answer was "from the ground up. " "When I did an assessment of KU football, I couldn't come up with a five-year plan or a seven-year plan or a 10-year plan--I simply couldn't do it," Mangino says. "There were just too many unknowns. Would I get the facilities? Would I get funds? Would I get the support?" Mangino devised a straight-forward, methodical plan for building a football program, and followed it with the dogged determination that has become his hallmark.