Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Whither Gary Barnett? | by Mike

Mark Mangino's recent statements, discussed in Sean's post, cannot help but bring to mind the nefarious Gary Barnett's comments in the wake of Lou Holtz's retirement.

Once news of Willingham's departure reached the Notre Dame message boards, the Barnett quips predictably made the rounds. However, Irish fans were left to wonder why Barnett made no such public proclamation this time.

The reason?

Mark Mangino ate him.

Kansas coach Mark Mangino, above, attempts to gain the attention of the nacho vendor during his team's 13-7 loss at Iowa State. (AP)


  1. Saw this yesterday, made me laugh pretty good.

    "Could Notre Dame go back to Gary Barnett? If I was Notre Dame, I'd swallow hard. The guy can coach."

    -- College football analyst Gary Danielson on Sporting News Radio with host Chet Coppock

  2. What you can't see in that picture is that Mangino's sweatshirt (if ever there were an appropriately named garment...) has a map of the state on the back. Actual size.