Mark Mangino Backs His Man

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Mark Mangino Backs His Man
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The idea that Aqib Talib lacks a solid work ethic doesn’t make any sense to one of his closest confidants. Mark Mangino, who coached Talib at Kansas and remains close to the Patriots cornerback, has little reason to believe Talib was anything but a diligent player behind the scenes. Mangino noted yesterday Talib loved practice and preparation as he progressed through Kansas and was highly regarded by many in the Buccaneers organization last summer.

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