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College football roundup: Mangino named Iowa State offensive coordinator

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College football roundup: Mangino named Iowa State offensive coordinator

Former Kansas head coach Mark Mangino, who led the Jayhawks into the top 10 before leaving amid allegations of misconduct, was named offensive coordinator at Iowa State, the school announced Monday.

Mangino was the tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator for Youngstown State last season.

However, he made his reputation at Kansas. Mangino was the head coach at Kansasfrom 2002 through 2009, leading Kansas to three bowl wins.

The Jayhawks went 12-1 in 2007, finishing the season ranked No. 7 after beatingVirginia Tech in the Orange Bowl.

The Jayhawks went 8-5 and 5-7 the next two years, and Mangino left the program amid controversy that included allegations of misconduct and abuse directed at players. He negotiated a resignation from his job as head coach in December 2009.

---Charlie Strong was introduced as the new head coach of Texas in a press conference in AustinTexas. Strong left Louisville to replace Mack Brown, who retired after 16 seasons.

During the press conference, Strong repeatedly referred to the Texas tradition, saying he wants to add to the legacy left by former coaches Brown and Darrell Royal.

"The bricks are there," Strong said. "I just need to put another brick on top of it. ... It's time to put this program back on the national stage."

---Ticket demand for Monday night's BCS National Championship game betweenFlorida State and Auburn is down compared to past national title games, according to multiple media reports.

Ticket prices to the game are selling for hundreds of dollars less than last year's contest and are even cheaper than some regular-season games.

Prices for the game are less than half the cost of tickets to last week's Rose Bowl.

"It's totally unprecedented," said TipIQ CEO Jesse Lawrence, according to USAToday, where tickets to the national championship are selling for an average of $374.

--- Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk, who led the Big 12 in rushing this past season, will give up his final season of college eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft, Yahoo! Sports reported.

--- Florida announced that linebacker Ronald Powell will forego his senior season and declare for the NFL draft.

Powell is the Gators' third junior to enter this year's draft.

---Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles and running back Storm Johnson announced they plan to forego their remaining college eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

---Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion said he plans to return to play for the Beavers next season rather than turn pro.