The resumes of Mike Leach, Jim Leavitt and Mark Mangino are filled with accomplishments.
Leach is Texas Tech’s all-time winningest coach. Leavitt is the father of USF football. Mangino is the only coach to take Kansas to consecutive bowls. Yet each may be unemployable as major-college head coaches.
All three are excellent at their craft and respected by their peers for their sideline acumen. But it may be difficult for any of them to land another major gig because of circumstances surrounding their departures after last season. Leach and Leavitt were fired, while Mangino resigned. It’s all semantics, really. The reality: All were alleged to have physically mistreated players, and that clouds the coaching future of each.