Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Minute of Mangurian

I did receive an email at 2:29 telling me of a working link for the news conference.

So I saw about one minute of a youthful, (are we sure he's 56? He looks 46), Coach Mangurian who did sound enthusiastic and emphatic in the last few seconds of his comments.

But this event was about Mangurian and I hope they can get the archived tape of his opening statements online right away.

Sadly, only two people asked him questions and that's partly my fault for not being able to attend. I thought Coach M. handled the very general questions just fine.

From what I did see, I think he will be a great TV and radio guest for the large news media here in New York. He sounded like the kind of guy I'd like to hear talk not just about Ivy ball, but also the NFL and maybe even the European debt crisis.


At Sat Dec 10, 03:04:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think that we should prepare for a revamp of our football program. It sounds to me that every aspect of the program will receive an overhaul including the players. I hope that as a parent, we will have an opportunity to have a formal meeting just to get to know him better. I think that if the parents are on board it will make for a great transition for the guys (no matter how old they are now).

Yes, I wish there were more questions and I can't wait to meet him and his staff!

Let's go Lions!! (ROAR)

At Sat Dec 10, 03:44:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Leon L. said...

Mangurian was made available for one on one interviews to any press member who wanted one, right after the press conference. Questions may have been saved until then.

At Sat Dec 10, 03:52:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sGrecian formula? In any event, he sounded great.

At Sat Dec 10, 06:07:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever they did before, the AD communications people and Dr. Murphy herself should, dare I say must, be very aggressive with all media to get Mangurian known, around the Met area and the country. He's a natural salesman.
That article in the Journal-News is an infant step.

At Sat Dec 10, 07:21:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, it's nothing directly to do with Pete Mangurian's hiring, but I just came across a fabulous letter to the editor from Professor DeBary in the November 27th edition of Spectator regarding the Lions' comeback victory over Brown. You might want to reprint the letter in your Blog. Professor DeBary is not only one of the most respected scholars of all time in the field of oriental studies, but he is clearly the most devoted Columbia Football Fan on the Columbia faculty.

At Sat Dec 10, 08:44:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prof. Ken Jackson is also a huge fan.

At Sat Dec 10, 09:20:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations CU administration for signing a replacement head football coach with ivy credentials so quickly. Good luck turning our bad luck around. It can be done.

At Sat Dec 10, 09:26:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He presents his self well, has plenty of football experience at all levels and is committed to creating a new identity at Columbia called "winning". That should be our mission statement.
Given the support of the administration and the necessary tools needed, I think we finally got the right coach to take us to the next level.
But as the old saying goes, time will tell and the proofs in the pudding! Looking forward to 2012 season!

At Sat Dec 10, 09:12:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is Professor Selig doing? He was quite a fan of football, too!


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