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Mangino will receive $3 million from KU

Former Kansas football coach Mark Mangino will receive $3 million from the KU athletic department as part of a settlement signed last week that resulted in Mangino’s resignation, KU athletic director Lew Perkins announced in a statement today.

Mangino had four years remaining on his contract, which would have paid him $9.2 million ($2.3 million per year).

The settlement will be paid through private funds raised by Kansas Athletics; no state taxpayer funds will be used.

“We appreciate the eight years that Mark has given to rebuilding our football program,” Perkins said.

“He and the University have reached a mutually satisfactory agreement that reflects the appreciation we have for his efforts on behalf of Kansas football.”

Mangino resigned after Perkins launched an investigation into Mangino’s treatment of players. As part of the settlement, the results of the investigation will be locked away in Mangino’s personnel file. KU officially announced the hiring of Buffalo coach Turner Gill as Mangino’s replacement on Sunday.

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