Mangino to urge KU students to refrain from profane chant

LAWRENCE | Kansas coach Mark Mangino will make a personal plea to the KU students, encouraging them not to continue with the profane pre-kickoff chant at the Jayhawks’ home games, KU associate athletic director Jim Marchiony said.

The chant — based on a line from the 1998 Adam Sandler comedy “The Waterboy” — states, “Rip his (expletive) head off,” referring to the opposing team’s kickoff return man.

KU will send a video of Mangino speaking to the student body over e-mail on Thursday, and the video will be replayed before the game on Saturday.

This latest attempt to stop the chant began last Friday when University Daily Kansan editor Matt Erickson called a meeting that included Marchiony, Director of University Relations Todd Cohen, student body President Adam McGonigle and KU linebacker Mike Rivera.