Former Kansas football coach Mark Mangino, who was reported to be in discussions with Colorado about its open head coaching position, said Thursday on Twitter that he’s out of the running.
From his account @KeepSawinWood, Mangino wrote: “I have asked that my name be taken out of consideration for the Colorado position. I wish the school & next coach great success!”
Mangino was 50-48 in eight seasons at KU, leading the Jayhawks to three bowl victories, including the 2008 Orange Bowl and KU’s only back-to-back bowl appearances in school history. He was forced out following the 2009 season by former athletic director Lew Perkins because of allegations of player mistreatment.
Since then, Mangino has been out of coaching and living in Naples, Fla.
But while Mangino says he’s not interested in the Colorado job, it might not rule out his return to the sidelines. Tom Dienhart of the Big Ten Network has reported that Purdue has reached out to Mangino about its coaching vacancy.