But if there is, Joe-College.com owner Larry Sinks and local sports-a-holic Craig Glazer of Stanford & Sons comedy club don’t see it. Not even close, the two agree.
“Looks like he’s gone, oh yeah,” Sinks says. “He choked a player last week in practice – some linebacker named Arist Wright – that’s what I was told. I got it from a pretty reliable source and I’m pretty confident in my source.”
When Sinks isn’t coming up with kickass T-shirts like “Our Coach is Phat” and “Muck Fizzou” or defending himself against seven-figure lawsuits by KU athletics honcho Lew Perkins, he keeps a close ear to the ground in Lawrence on all things KU.
“Oh yeah, the KU football players come in all the time and the player’s parents come in all the time,” Sinks says. “All I know is that I was talking to some of the players and they were telling me they just don’t get along with Mangino – that he is a hot head and a lot of the players don’t like him anymore. And they have just had enough of his views.”
Glazer has another take on Mangino’s likely demise…
“The sad reality is this; KU, which has an incredible basketball program has never really had a great or even a good football program. They had a moment here and there – John Hadl and Gale Sayers – but that was a long time ago. True they had David Jaynes, but that was a lifetime ago.
“Under Mangino there was the false hope that a program was developing. The sad truth truth is KU fans were lead to believe KU was building a (football) program but it was based on that one season (2007) and the truth is it was a false read. Two years ago KU was a good team, not a great team – they really didn’t play anybody. Last year they were OK and now they’re terrible.