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:
And a RT for Coach Hinshaw:
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.