It's been four years since Mangino strolled the sidelines in Lawrence, and he'll be the first to admit that he misses it.
"It's what I've committed myself to doing my whole adult life and I love it greatly," he said. "I love it. I love the competition. I love being around those young guys every day. They keep you young and keep you going. I very much am looking forward to getting back on the field".
"I'd like to be a head coach because I feel I have some unfinished business. But I'll say if being an offensive coordinator or being a position coach is the opportunity that is the best fit for me and the best fit for them, I'll do it. I miss it. I just miss it".
Since leaving Kansas, Mangino has received plenty of public support from the likes of Bob Stoops and Tampa Bay's Raheem Morris.
His resume speaks for itself, and there are bound to be some openings that would be a perfect for Mangino at the end of the season. Our staff is interested to see if he gets another opportunity.