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Old 01-08-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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I do not understand why anyone thinks that because 90% of the players are black that 90% of the coaches should be black. There is a disconnect there. Those are two very different jobs. There is a lot more to being a successful coach, especially in college, than having played college football.

I am waiting for someone to say that the lack of black coaches is why there are so few black quarterbacks. I am glad noone made that leap yet.

ADs hire who they feel is the best person for the job. Period. It would be career suicide for them not to since football drives the budget in the athletic dept at big time schools.

If, let's say, my car was made by mostly black people in Alabama does that mean my mechanic should be black? Or should I pick the best mechanic I can find?
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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I think ESPN and all the media have blown this outta proportion. My take? You play as long as you can, then you coach.

Most of the players at the professional level are black, and others white. At the college level, it's about 50/50, so the players who don't make the NFL/CFL/Arena Football/NFL Europe or w/e, end up coaching. Which is predominantly white players, who now coach.

Also, I'm not being racist here. But alot more white people graduate from university than those of colour. Alot of the universities require graduate backgrounds and what not. When you look at the NCAA, alot of the players who opt to enter the NFL draft as underclassmen, are those of colour.

That said, the best fit for the program will be the coach. Regardless of skin colour.
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:06 AM
 
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College coaching is a money thing now days and the richest schools will get the best.Coaches will also go with the conferences that have the toughest schedues and most expeensive programs because that is the road to glory and big salaries. That has change alot in the past few years with the BCS. The old popularity vote and playing set bowl games is gone.
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