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Monday January 6th, 2014

Mark Mangino is back in Big 12 country as the OC of the Iowa State Cyclones. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) Mark Mangino is back in Big 12 country as the offensive coordinator of Iowa State. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Iowa State hired former Kansas coach Mark Mangino to be its next offensive coordinator, the school announced Monday.

Mangino spent last season as assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator at Youngstown State.

Mangino was at Kansas for eight seasons, compiling a 50-48 record and winning a school-record 12 games in 2008.

Iowa State's offense last season ranked 96th in total offense, 89th in rushing offense, 76th in passing offense and ranking next to last in the Big 12 in scoring.

"I am beyond thrilled to welcome Coach Mangino to the Cyclone football family,” Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads said. “He has an imaginative offensive mind, an ability to play to his players’ strengths, a track record of winning and a tremendous familiarity with the Big 12 Conference. In terms of calling plays and executing a game plan, he is top shelf. He has learned from a ‘Who’s Who’ of college coaches, effectively led his own championship program and is respected throughout the coaching ranks.”
Before his stop at Kansas, he was an assistant at Oklahoma and Kansas State.

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