After Fingergate, Can Mark Mangino and the Jayhawks’ Season Be Salvaged?

Posted by Denny K. on November-18-2009 Add Comments

The opinion is wide spread among Jayhawk fans today that even though Mark Mangino probably did nothing wrong in Fingergate, the entire situation has been such a public relations fiasco that there is no other alternative than to banish the big guy from Lawrence forever. 

Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal World has written that it is "difficult to see Mangino coaching beyond this season." 

I disagree.

This situation began and will end with the athletic director, Lew Perkins.  The original handling and advertisement of the situation by Perkins created the current blood-in-the-water feeding frenzy around Mangino. 

This would all have been avoidable if Perkins had acted more professionally and kept th...

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