After Texas won their 2nd crazy comeback in as many weeks, Kansas coach/fitness fanatic Mark Mangino (above) reflected on the 27-23 Longhorns victory and the role an offensive pass intereference call on his team played in setting up the climatic drive. From the AP:
Mangino, in remarks that could bring a stiff fine from the Big 12 office, implied that officials wanted Texas to win so it could bring a BCS windfall into the league.
“You know what this is all about, don’t you? BCS. That’s what made a difference today in the game,” Mangino said. “That’s what made the difference in a call in front of their bench. Dollar signs.”
When laying blame for how this near-upset slipped through his fingers, Mangino might also consider his defense letting Texas’ Vince Young scramble for a first down on 4th and 18, LB Nick Reid in particular, who failed to lay a a finger on the QB.