Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bob Stoops vs. Mark Mangino - The Youngstown, Ohio Connection

#15 Kansas @ #6 Oklahoma
Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 3:30 EST
Oklahoma Memorial Stadium - Owen Field
Norman, Oklahoma
Oklahoma -15.5


Summary
This is a match-up of Youngstown, Ohio natives...Bear Mangino is a graduate of Youngstown State University while Bob Stoops was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio...Mangino was a former assistant under Stoops at OU from 1999-01...as offensive coordinator, Mangino helped the Sooners win a BCS title as they had a 24-2 mark while he was running the offense...

This will mark the 100th meeting between the two schools...Oklahoma currently has the longest home winning streak in the nation at 20 straight games...the Sooners lead the all-time series 66-27-6...these teams last met in 2005 when Oklahoma won 19-3 with the game played at Kansas City...

With that said, it comes down to what the players do on the field...the Fighting Manginos of Kansas have only 1 loss, a last second field goal by South Florida...leading the team again is fiesty QB Todd Reesing who has thrown 15 TDs to 3 INTS...his favorite target is Kerry Meier who has 53 receptions and three TDs...

Kansas averages 124 yards/game on the ground...the rushing attack is split between Jake Sharp (283 yards) and Angus Quigley (227 yards)...

OU's defense took a shot last week after losing LB Ryan Reynolds...the Sooners also failed to establish a running game as DeMarco Murray struggled...


Kansas Jayhawks (5-1) - Head Coach Mark "Bear" Mangino
Here are the Kansas game notes for the Oklahoma game...
  • Kansas Game Notes


  • Here are quotes from Mark Mangino's weekly press conference...
  • Mark Mangino Press Conference


  • Dugan Arnett of the Lawrence Journal World writes how Kansas recruits heavy in the state of Oklahoma... "Similar sentiments should be plentiful Saturday, when a large collection of Oklahoma natives return to their home state for the Jayhawks’ biggest game of the season. With the exception of Texas, the state of Oklahoma is where Kansas’ coaches have gone most frequently to sign out-of-state recruits." ...
  • Dugan Arnett


  • Tully Corcoran of the Topeka Captial-Journal writes how Bear Mangino is still well liked in the Sooner state... "The funny thing about Mark Mangino in Oklahoma is that he is a minor celebrity there, which is noteworthy for a guy who doesn't exactly seek out the limelight." ...
  • Tully Corcoran


  • Oklahoma Sooners (5-1) - Head Coach Bob Stoops
    Here are the Oklahoma game notes for the Kansas game...
  • Oklahoma Game Notes


  • Here is the transcript from Bob Stoops weekly press conference...
  • Bob Stoops Press Conference


  • John Shinn of the Norman Transcript writes how the Sooners have a history of bouncing back after the Texas game... "The Sooners have been remarkably adept at leaving the Texas game — win or lose — at the Cotton Bowl throughout the years. Under Stoops, they’re 9-0 against whatever team follows the Longhorns. In this case, it will be No. 16 Kansas at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Owen Field." ...
  • John Shinn


  • John Shinn writes about the changes made on kick-off coverage... "Stoops pointed out that OU didn’t give up a single kick return for a touchdown last season even though it led the nation in kickoffs with 104. The coaches are the same, but some players have changed." ...
  • John Shinn


  • Jake Trotter of The Oklahoman writes how OU needs to rework its defense... "This week, OU will try and reassemble its defense without Reynolds, who is lost for the season with a third major knee injury in as many years." ...
  • Jake Trotter


  • Enjoy this 17 second clip of Bear Mangino throwing out the first pitch at a Kansas City Royals game...

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