Wednesday, December 19, 2007
And.........Boom Goes the Dynamite!
Kansas football coach and everyone's favorite round mound of touchdown, Mark Mangino was named Associated Press Coach of the Year today.
"That's awesome for coach," Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing said. "He's earned all the recognition he gets. I don't think anybody realizes how hard coach works for us."
"Mangino received 28 of a possible 58 votes, easily outdistancing Missouri's Gary Pinkel, who had 11. Hawaii's June Jones was third (seven votes) and Illinois coach Ron Zook fourth (five votes)."
Or in other words, 30 voters didn't follow college football this year, but the 28 that did were more than enough.
And from Ryan Wood's report of the award, you have to love Mangino's humility about all of these accolades.
"Head coaches get far too much credit for winning, and far too much blame for losing...I'm taking it all in stride. I appreciate it, I'm thankful for it, but it really reflects the entire program."
Most all coaches can say the right things, but given the moral flexibility some college coaches have displayed the last week or so, it's still refreshing. Here's to hoping Sandwiches sticks around for a while. Hot Toddy!