- Mangino finished his tenure at KU with a 50-48 won-loss record, for a 51% winning percentage.
- The last KU coach to win 50 games at Kansas: Bert Kennedy, who went 53-9-4, from 1904-1910.
- Last KU coach to leave the school with a career winning percentage over .500: Jules Sikes, who left in 1953 after compiling a 35-25 record. His next destination was East Texas State.
Kansas has NOT been a premier job. It's been a stopping off point for some coaches, a grave yard for others; if they win in Lawrence, they get snapped up somewhere else. For example:
- George Sauer went to Navy after two years ended 1947, when we went 15-3-3 at Kansas
- Pepper Rodgers parlayed a 4 year, 20-22 record into a job at UCLA.
- Mike Gottfreid played a 15-18-1 record from 1983-85 into a job at Pitt.
- Glen Mason leveraged a 47-54-1 record from 1988-96 into a job at Minnesota.
I certainly don't condone this if it's true. Mangino certainly appears to have shown some interesting leadership techniques in leading the Jayhawks, and many of those are successful long-term. The last Mangino-less winning season in Kansas was 1995, when Glen Mason went 10-2.