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Mangino speaks at Little Rock Touchdown Club (Part 3)

Mangino at a 2007 KU basketball game

Eric Mangino is a fine coach. Here is a portion of an article by Jim Harris:

STRANGE YEAR: Mark Mangino noted the unusual college football season, from six more more teams being in the mix to make the BCS Championship Game in the second half of November, to the great success the 72-year-old Bill Snyder has had in his second turn at Kansas State, to the problems that surfaced last week at Penn State that cost Joe Paterno his job.

Mangino and Bob Stoops, as well as ousted Arizona coach Mike Stoops, were on Snyder’s staff in the 1990s.

A native of Pennsylvania, Mangino said Paterno’s firing after the allegations of child molestation by a former Penn State assistant coach hit home.

Mangino has seen a lot of the strange 2011 strike close to home. He was an assistant for a year under Jim Tressel at Youngstown State, where Mangino played. Tressel, of course, lost his job this year in all the irregularities that surfaced at Ohio State starting last December.