Originally Published: Nov 18, 2009 11:54 AM CDT
Mark Mangino needs a break.
Allegations are swirling in Jayhawk-land about Mangino's abusive treatment of his players. Five-game losing streaks make everybody grumpy. But Mark has been walking a fine line in this category for awhile now. Even back to his OU days players would complain about his verbal assaults.
Mark has a problem. Lets not beat around the bush. A 450-500 pound man in the stress-inducing microscope world of college football is a time bomb waiting to go off....physically and mentally. He can't keep this up. He'll be dead before Kansas sees another BCS game.
Let's just be honest. Mangino needs to get away. Get some help. Disappear for a couple of years adn come back a new man. A healthier man. A happier man. A better coach. He's on a collision course with self-destruction. It's time for a timeout before it's too late.