Yes, Las Vegas put University of Louisville head coach Charlie Strong as the favorite to land the job but thus far every name associated to replace Mack Brown has been a white dude:
Nick Saban, Art Briles, Jim Mora Jr., Jimbo Fisher, Jon Gruden and on and on.
If James Franklin, David Shaw and Strong or any other black coach is not on the list for any reason other than the fact Steve Patterson and CYA Committee of 8 believes there are superior choices they are idiots.
UPDATE - Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com is reporting that UT has interviewed Franklin and Strong.
UT and Austin may be two of the most liberal places in aconservative Texas, but ... the major players at UT in terms of dollars are older white dudes. Dumb as it sounds, it's true there could be some older white guys out there who aren't comfortable with an African-American in power.
But there could have been such people in College Station when they hired Kevin Sumlin. That's kinda worked.
I am not a believer that an African-American coach will attract "top African American" talent; if that was the case, all white coaches would lose. Good is good. Turner GIl is African-American, and the man is a horrible head coach. Kevin Sumlin is an African-American, and obviously is damn good at his job.
We should be at a point where we evaluate coaches based solely on their record. If he stinks, get him out regardless of race, or the size of his buyout. If he is good, slap the man with an extension and build him a statue.
This is 2014, and a school would be wise to hire an alien from Mars if they thought he could win 12 games and reach a BCS game.
In fairness to UT and its selection process, it has not announced some list of white guys. The names being floated are from media reports, but it's probably not a coincidence all of these guys are signing extensions at the threat of leaving.
Who hasn't? Shaw. Franklin. Strong.
Vegas is seldom wrong, so maybe Strong will be the next coach at UT.
At this point, we can all agree the only 'W' that matters is the win, not whether the coach is White.
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