KU’S MANGINO GORGING ON COACH OF THE YEAR HONORS: Our massive man Mark has done it again. After leading the Jayhawks to an 11-1 record and a trip to the Orange Bowl, king-size Kansas coach Mangino has been named the Home Depot Coach of Year:
The KANSAS CITY STAR grabbed a front-row seat at ESPNU’s 2007 College Football Awards Show down in Disney World Thursday night. In addition to Mangino’s hardware, the Jayhawks football team was honored with the Stanley Tools Breakthrough Of The Year Award.Home Depot? Stanley Tools? Now the team can start on Memorial Stadium renovations when they get back to Lawrence.
Mangino is also licking his chops as one of the eight finalists for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. His competition includes Virginia Tech leader and Orange Bowl nemesis Frank Beamer.And now the Hokies have bulletin board material before their Miami showdown. During the awards show, Kansas OT Anthony Collins remarked, “We’re an up-and-coming team. We’re 11-1, soon to be 12-1, and we need all the recruits we can get so we can get to the national championship.”
Dolphin Stadium is sure to be Rockin’, Chalkin’ & Jayhawkin’ with a Hokie Hokie High come January 3rd.