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Report: Stoops will Add Another Offensive Coach

Nirmalendu Majumdar | Ames Tribune

Nirmalendu Majumdar | Ames Tribune

Nirmalendu Majumdar | Ames Tribune

A day after luring Lamar Thomas away from UofL to coach UK’s wide receivers, Eddie Gran will have another addition to his offensive staff this fall.  According to Jon Hale of The Courier-Journal, Iowa State wide receivers coach Tommy Mangino, the son of former Kansas head coach Mark Mangino, will join the staff as an offensive quality control assistant.  

Mangino was initially rumored to replace Tommy Mainord as the wide receivers coach, but according to Hale, this new position will not be one of the nine full-time assistants on the payroll.  If you’re wondering, “What exactly is a ‘quality control’ coach?” here is the description from the UK jobs site:

This position will serve as a close assistant to a coordinator of the University of Kentucky football program. The Quality Control Assistant must have the ability to multitask, and produce quality reports with developed statistical analysis for a coordinator.

The assistant will work ahead of coaches, and break down game film, charting opponent tendencies. This position will interpret and adhere to university as well as NCAA, and SEC policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

Like Lamar Thomas, there’s been no official word from UK, but Twitter is here to provide some clarification.  The people he most recently followed:

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And a RT for Coach Hinshaw:

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Mangino has spent the last two years coaching Iowa State’s wide receivers.  Prior to that, he spent a year at Arkansas and two years at Kansas as an offensive graduate assistant.  He also spent three years as the passing game coordinator for Hutch Community College, Tate Leavitt’s former Junior College.  Before he graduated college in 2008, he was a two-sport star (baseball and football) at Washburn University.

Expect to have to wait until tomorrow afternoon’s post-NSD press conference to hear anything official from Mark Stoops regarding Thomas and Magino.

[The Courier-Journal]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

12 Comments for Report: Stoops will Add Another Offensive Coach

  1. thedude27
    10:16 am February 2, 2016 Permalink

    That’s a lotta bang for your part time buck, I regard to his knowledge and experience against the position he’s filling at UK. Great deal. Go Cats!

  2. Bluebloodtoo
    10:18 am February 2, 2016 Permalink

    Based on that explanation, it seems it would be parallel to a “business analyst” position in a company. Maybe a better name for it would be ‘Offensive analyst’. It sounds like a great new position and one that would allow the more senior coaches to focus more on coaching and less on information analysis.

    • Bluebloodtoo
      10:19 am February 2, 2016 Permalink

      … less on information gathering.

  3. @BallBlog_Chad
    10:26 am February 2, 2016 Permalink

    only allowed to have 9 full time assistant coaches, but here’s the loop hole … Alabama has A LOT of “quality control assistants” up and down their sidelines, beleeeedat

    • thedude27
      10:37 am February 2, 2016 Permalink

      Indeed, it nothing new. It’s just new at UK football.

    • @BallBlog_Chad
      2:21 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      Also from Hale’s article: “UK is also expected to hire quality control coaches to help with defense and special teams.”

  4. thedude27
    10:38 am February 2, 2016 Permalink


  5. Kernel Sanders
    10:52 am February 2, 2016 Permalink

    Mark Mangino wants to know if relatives of the UK coaching staff can partake of the game day buffets in the CWS recruiting room.

    • KTower
      11:16 am February 2, 2016 Permalink

      Mangino managed to win in football at KANSAS before he got into hot water. Winning at Kansas is equal to winning at Kentucky or Indiana.

  6. Catlogic15
    2:42 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

    Sounds like if he screws up..the offensive game plan is screwed.

    • Bluebloodtoo
      2:49 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      I wouldn’t see it that way. It sounds to me more like he is preparing the data and resources for the senior coaches to analyze and create the game plan.