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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

SUPERBOWL WINNING COACH CALLS THE NCAA OUT FOR ITS DISCRIMINATION

“We talked about him growing up and having that side – that Christian background – but really getting to the NFL and feeling like he was his own person...“When he kind of described that to me and the fact that he needed to get back closer to the Lord, that’s when I said, ‘I’m going to stay involved in this. I’m
“We talked about him growing up and having that side – that Christian background – but really getting to the NFL and feeling like he was his own person...“When he kind of described that to me and the fact that he needed to get back closer to the Lord, that’s when I said, ‘I’m going to stay involved in this. I’m going to help you."
--Tony Dungy

listen up. Tony Dungy, one of the Daddy's heroes, works to keep men out of prison. The work of one of clients on Sunday shows that the may be on the way with helping another one. On Sunday, Michael Vick, with whom Dungy is working personally, scored a running touchdown and passed for another one before retiring with a bruised hand. You may recall that, while playing for the Atlanta Falcons, Vick was engaged in dogfighting and was convicted and served his term for two years. This was the first time Vick had been back to Atlanta to play. Here's a good story about it.

Super Bowl-Winning Coach Called the Small Number of Head Coaches
in Major College Football "Disgraceful."

Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy called the dearth of
minority head coaches in major college football "disgraceful."

Dungy became the first black coach to win a Super Bowl in 2007 with the
Indianapolis Colts. Now an analyst with NBC's pregame show, Dungy said
on the program Sunday night that minority coaches believe they have
more opportunity for advancement in the pros than in college.

Of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision coaches this season, just nine are
minorities – and only Miami's Randy Shannon is at a BCS school. Seven
of the 32 coaches in the NFL are black, including Bills interim coach
Perry Fewell.

Asked whether the situation in the college game represents
institutionalized racism, Dungy said, "The numbers would tell you that
it is."

After the 2006 season, Dungy recommended then-Vikings defensive
coordinator Mike Tomlin for the head coaching position at a BCS school.
Tomlin didn't get an interview. A month later, the Steelers hired him
as their head coach, and within two years he led them to a Super Bowl
win.

"That's the difference between the NCAA and the NFL right now," Dungy
said.

Dungy met last month with NCAA officials and has offered his help on
the issue. He called on school presidents to reverse the trend.

"They've got to step up and say, 'We're going to do the right thing.
We're going to hire qualified people. We're going to hire the best man
for the job regardless of what boosters or anyone else has to say.'"

Do you think the NCAA discriminates against black coaches?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I respect this quality man as well. MacDaddy, please explain how the college presidents and boosters are holding minority coaches back and what they are afraid of. Clearly it's their loss!
XO

December 7, 2009 9:40 PM
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Blogger Vigilante said...

Go Eagles!

December 8, 2009 9:29 AM
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Blogger Vigilante said...

Let me know if you didn't get my FB message? Thx!

December 8, 2009 9:41 AM
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Blogger MacDaddy said...

Vigil: I like the classy way that the Eagles handled this. Though Vick did some terrible things while he played for Atlanta, the Eagles made him a team captain, and he walked out on the field with the other team captains. That's showing support. Sure, some of this was done because they believe in giving a person a second chance. But you can bet that much of this was done as a favor to Tony Dungy. BTW, I got your message from Facebook. I'm trying to fix the problem now.

December 8, 2009 10:37 AM
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Mista Jaycee said...

Hey Big D,
I don't think the NCAA is discriminating purposefully, at least not now, but they do it by default because they have not stepped up on the issue. The issue is sport wide, the late great Clarence "Big House" Gaines complained of playing in the same conference as some larger schools, that in spite of him having a better record still enjoyed more resources than he and his program. The NCAA can begin addressing the issue but making sure first there is diversity in the top rooms to point out the dearth. Bunch of White Dudes reall don't notice, "Hey, there are no Black Dudes in here. They never say that!
Stop by.
Jaycee