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Mark Mangino Out as Offensive Coordinator at Iowa State

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According to multiple reports, Mark Mangino is no longer the offensive coordinator of Iowa State.

The Cyclones have a 2-5 record so far this season and are 7th in the Big 12, so the fact that a change was made at this point of the season isn’t extremely surprising. What is surprising/ interesting are the multiple storylines that have surfaced as a result of this news, though.

According to Iowa State beat writer (Des Moines Register) Tommy Birch, Cyclones head coach Paul Rhodes did not tell his team about the change before announcing it at the press conference. Iowa State’s head man also wouldn’t inform the media if Mangino resigned, or if he was let go by the Cylones.

Keep in mind, it’s not as if Mangino’s departure from the team will be a “clean” one per se, because he still does have a huge tie to the Iowa State program. His son, Tommy, is the wide receivers coach for ISU, and Rhodes did say that the younger Mangino will be sticking with his role on the team. Todd Sturdy will be replacing  Mangino as offensive coordiantor for Iowa State, getting a pretty nice promotion from his gig as passing-game coordinator.

According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, the rift between Rhoads and Mangino has been building for a while. They were reportedly “not on the same page” (something Rhodes mentioned at the presser), and per Rittenberg a lot of the issues stemmed from “play selection and personnel usage”.

 

 

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