Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Status Of Black Coaches In College Football

Now that Ty Willingham has been fired from Notre Dame there seem to be only two black coaches left in Division I football. Is this a sad state of college football by not having more black coaches in the top level of college football?

In some ways the answer is yes, I'm sure there are some colleges that don't give a broad view of all the potential coaches out there because they are focused on one particular person, but isn't that their choice? Isn't that their right to feel that the coach they have pinned down is the right person for the job? Isn't that their choice to believe that the man they have in mind for the job will do the best to win the most games?

It's even a sadder thing to consider that people of a particular race need to be added to a head coaching position I believe, after all if they kept a person of color in a position and all they did was have .500 seasons year after year, isn't that college losing money because the Alumni probably will stop donating? I think the answer is yes.

I think we need to step back and think about the jobs need to be less about the color of someone's skin and more about what is best for a particular University.


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