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Ex-Players Describe Verbal Abuse from Mangino

There are 8 comments on the Fox4KC story from Nov 19, 2009, titled Ex-Players Describe Verbal Abuse from Mangino. In it, Fox4KC reports that:

University of Kansas officials are willing to talk with former players about allegations of abusive behavior by football coach Mark Mangino -- and two former players had plenty to say on Thursday.

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Kansas City, MO

#1 Nov 20, 2009
sticks and stones may hurt my bones ,but name calling will never hurt me.
the players speaking out are probably players that did not get enough playing time.
go cry somewhere else

Kansas City, MO

#2 Nov 20, 2009
Coaching and doing well at it is a tough job. I don't believe it's necessary to berate players to get them to do a good job, but you're talking about football -->tough, full-on body contact smashing sport. It takes quite a bit of aggression to go out onto the field and win. Not just play, but WIN. Should we second-guess Mangino's coaching skills? Probably not. Does he go over the line with his comments? Probably. Should he be reprimanded for it? Who can say? Not us, that's for sure. Let's see how it plays out, and let's hope Mangino loses some weight at some point. If he doesn't, his coaching days will be over. Morbid obesity is not attractive, nor does it lend itself to a healthy lifestyle OR longevity.

Kansas City, MO

#3 Nov 20, 2009
And to DAS, name-calling does hurt. Kids -no matter what age- remember it and don't you ever kid yourself that it doesn't have a deleterious effect on the person being verbally assaulted.

Liberty, MO

#4 Nov 20, 2009
Are all the Kansas players that sensitive? thats scarry! boys, the next step would be the NFL, good you came out of the closet now

Kansas City, MO

#5 Nov 20, 2009
just odd that all these players din't cry foul until kansas started losing coincidence or just an excuse
and to billie these are not kids they are grown men get over it

Kansas City, MO

#6 Nov 20, 2009
billie talking about name calling hurting people you just called the coach morbidly obese. His appearance has nothing to do with his ability to coach.

Kansas City, MO

#7 Nov 20, 2009
I'm not even sure das is right about appearance and coaching effectiveness, but I do know that his obesity and the way he treats his players prevents him from being an appropriate leader or representative for his school.
Rod Manville

Alexandria, VA

#8 Nov 30, 2009
If you want to pick on somebody, chunky, come to Northern Virginia and look me up-anytime

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