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Iowa State hires ex-Kansas coach Mangino as offensive coordinator


Mark Mangino will return to the Big 12 for the first time since coaching Kansas for eight seasons.

Iowa State has agreed to hire former Kansas coach Mark Mangino as its offensive coordinator, according to a source.

Mangino, who is best known for leading Kansas to a 2008 Orange Bowl win, had been working as an assistant coach at Youngstown State. Mangino led Kansas to a 50-48 record in eight seasons with the Jayhawks. Prior to taking that job, he developed a reputation as a spread-offense guru while working for Bob Stoops at Oklahoma.

Mangino replaces Iowa State offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham. The Cyclones had a dismal season on offense, ranking second-to-last in the Big 12 in scoring offense and third-to-last in total offense. Iowa State finished the year 3-9 with a 2-7 conference record, its worst season since a 2-10 2008 campaign.


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