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WilliamTheIrish
12-07-2004, 08:56 AM
.. Was listening to the radio and heard that "someone from ND has contacted Mangino's representative" (The Golden Corral?) about the HC job at ND.

Any of you Hawks fans hear this?

morphius
12-07-2004, 09:00 AM
I'm rooting for the rumor that they may go after Shanarat to be true.

Cochise
12-07-2004, 09:04 AM
Hard to imagine someone turning down ND for Kansas...

Saulbadguy
12-07-2004, 09:05 AM
He said he wasn't interested.

WilliamTheIrish
12-07-2004, 09:07 AM
Hard to imagine someone turning down ND for Kansas...

Harder to imagine that ND has fallen so far that they would 'reach out' to hire a HC with 3 years experience, a 4-20 conference record, and 0 ties to ND.

I admit I love watching ND twist in the wind after Urban Meyer left them at the altar.

Cochise
12-07-2004, 09:07 AM
How are they going to hire a white guy now? ND is obviously a bunch of racists. At least that's what I heard on ESPN.

WilliamTheIrish
12-07-2004, 09:09 AM
He said he wasn't interested.

If he was offered.

Skip Towne
12-07-2004, 09:11 AM
I heard they were going after Bill Snyder.

ROYC75
12-07-2004, 09:15 AM
Mangino receives Notre Dame interest

By JASON KING

The Kansas City Star


LAWRENCE — Kansas' Mark Mangino confirmed Monday that people connected with Notre Dame have left messages with his attorney regarding the school's head coaching job.

Mangino said he has not responded to any of the calls, which he said he assumed were from boosters, and it's doubtful he would be interested in the position.

“Probably not,” Mangino said. “I'm bent on making Kansas a top-25 program. That's all I'm concerned about. I don't deal with hypothetical issues. I deal with issues as they come across my desk.

“I haven't talked to anyone at Notre Dame in an official capacity about the job there.”

Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins said no one from Notre Dame had contacted him seeking permission to speak with Mangino. Perkins did, however, have a conversation Monday with Fighting Irish athletic director Kevin White in New York, the site of tonight's National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame dinner.

“Kevin and I talked, and Mark's name never came up once,” Perkins said. “I've known Kevin a long time. If he were going to go after Mark, he would've told me. I haven't heard anything about it. If Mark has talked to anyone there, he hasn't told me.”

Attempts to reach White on Monday were unsuccessful.

According to the South Bend Tribune, Mangino is among a handful of coaches being considered to replace Tyrone Willingham, who was fired last week after just three seasons. Other candidates, the paper says, are Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez, Northwestern's Randy Walker and Boise State's Dan Hawkins.

A former Oklahoma assistant, Mangino is just 12-24 during his three seasons at KU. But it's clear he has the Jayhawks' once-dormant program heading in the right direction. In 2003, Kansas achieved its first bowl berth since 1995.

His team went 4-7 this season, but six of those losses were by fewer than 10 points. Kansas also defeated both of its archrivals — Missouri and Kansas State — for the first time since 1983 and should be a legitimate contender for next year's Big 12 North title.

Mangino said he didn't plan to return any of the voicemail messages left with his attorney.

“He (his attorney) didn't call them back, and neither did I, because they weren't from official representatives of Notre Dame,” Mangino said. “I can't control people that call my phone or anyone else's phone, and I can't control rumors. Right now, I'm busy recruiting.”

Mangino, who was in Kansas City visiting a prospect Monday, said that he's committed to making Kansas a perennial contender in the Big 12 and that bolting for another school is not on his agenda.

“I'm not entertaining any kind of thoughts like that at this point in time,” Mangino said. “My family and I love living in Lawrence, and I'm focused on making Kansas a top-25 program. That's all I'm concerned with right now.”

Boozer
12-07-2004, 09:19 AM
South Bend Eats, a mutual fund investing in NW Indiana restaurants, is up $0.36 on the news.

WilliamTheIrish
12-07-2004, 09:21 AM
South Bend Eats, a mutual fund investing in NW Indiana restaurants, is up $0.36 on the news.

ROFL

Cochise
12-07-2004, 09:24 AM
South Bend Eats, a mutual fund investing in NW Indiana restaurants, is up $0.36 on the news.

:clap:

bobbything
12-07-2004, 09:25 AM
Hard to imagine someone turning down ND for Kansas...
Notre Dame is a no-win situation right now. That job would suck. Your every single move under the NBC microscope.

Mangino would be fired within 2 years.

Cochise
12-07-2004, 09:32 AM
Notre Dame is a no-win situation right now. That job would suck. Your every single move under the NBC microscope.

Mangino would be fired within 2 years.

That job would pay, though, and if you could bring a recruiter in there I bet the program could get turned around quicker than most.

I respect Mangino though my hate for Kansas burns with the fire of a thousand suns. He's obviously a pretty good coach. I have caught his radio show on 980 a few times too and he seems like a good person to play for, seems to understand players and things. Reminds me of listening to an interview with Vermeil a lot. I guess I dont personally see why someone would stay instead of taking a prestige job like that... but according to the article his family wants to stay in Lawrence.. different strokes :shrug:

bobbything
12-07-2004, 09:44 AM
That job would pay, though, and if you could bring a recruiter in there I bet the program could get turned around quicker than most.
Getting a recruiter is the difficult part. ND isn't the prestigous program that it was in the "Rudy" days. It doesn't have the same buying power anymore. And coupled with how the Willingham situation was dealt with, ND now has a poor light cast upon it.

WilliamTheIrish
12-07-2004, 10:30 AM
Getting a recruiter is the difficult part. ND isn't the prestigous program that it was in the "Rudy" days. It doesn't have the same buying power anymore. And coupled with how the Willingham situation was dealt with, ND now has a poor light cast upon it.

Eh.. I've heard all that crap before. But put the right guy in there and ND could come back. Easily.

Hell, Cal has much more rigorous admission standards than ND and they win. Why? Jeff Tedford. The guy is a great coach.

It'll take a dynamic guy, but it can happen for ND again.

Although I love watching them turned slowly over the spit like a hog.

Ultra Peanut
12-07-2004, 10:52 AM
How are they going to hire a white guy now? ND is obviously a bunch of racists. At least that's what I heard on ESPN.Hmm.

Norm. Chow.

For the right price ($3,000,000/yr base), of course... that's what I'm thinking it would take to pry him away from his current, extremely cushy job.

Lzen
12-07-2004, 11:23 AM
Man, I hope Mangino is telling the truth about not wanting to leave Kansas. He's the best thing that has happened to KU football in years.

Braincase
12-07-2004, 11:52 AM
Man, I hope Mangino is telling the truth about not wanting to leave Kansas. He's the best thing that has happened to KU football in years.

Give him a huge contract extension - one year for every chin & roll.

Lzen
12-07-2004, 12:30 PM
:LOL:

Skip Towne
12-07-2004, 12:35 PM
Give him a huge contract extension - one year for every chin & roll.
Hey you! Get off Buddah's case.

Frosty
12-07-2004, 12:42 PM
I'll bet Dennis Erickson will be available. :)

ChiefsCountry
12-07-2004, 12:50 PM
Notre Dame can have Pinkel. Actually Washington or Notre Dame please take Pinkel.

chiefqueen
12-07-2004, 12:58 PM
WHAT'S THIS?????????????????

Kitten fans (K-State & Missouri) are hoping a KU football head coach leaves!!

The end must be near.

Skip Towne
12-07-2004, 01:01 PM
WHAT'S THIS?????????????????

Kitten fans (K-State & Missouri) are hoping a KU football head coach leaves!!

The end must be near.
Psst! He beat them both this year.

Predarat
12-07-2004, 02:09 PM
It has just been reported that former Missouri Tiger coach, Woody Woodenhofer has also turned down the Nortre Dame coaching position to retain his post as Shift Leader at Hardees. "I just cant live without those free 1500 calorie Cheeseburgers" Stated Woodenhoffer on why he turned the position down. This also helps explain why he is such a fat ass.

jspchief
12-07-2004, 02:16 PM
The thought of ND firing Willingham to hire Mangino carcks me up.

If this were to really happen, Irish fans would be lining up to jump headfirst into interstate traffic.

Ultra Peanut
12-07-2004, 02:48 PM
It has just been reported that former Missouri Tiger coach, Woody Woodenhofer has also turned down the Nortre Dame coaching position to retain his post as Shift Leader at Hardees. "I just cant live without those free 1500 calorie Cheeseburgers" Stated Woodenhoffer on why he turned the position down. This also helps explain why he is such a fat ass.ROFL

He's apparently on the Phat Phil Jumbo Jet Diet.