The AD told the players at a meeting last night, and at least one player was, for lack of a better word, sad.
"There's definitely a little sadness in it," Kansas defensive back Justin Thornton said.
"When I get old and I'm telling stories about my KU football career, I'm going to be telling stories about Mangino, and Mangino is going to be a big part of my KU experience."
Names being mentioned to replace Mangino include Charlie Weis, William Conrad and the former planet Pluto.
(And some other dudes mentioned by Oread Boom Kings.)