Kansas hiring Turner Gill as its head coach Saturday was a welcome sign for Gill, who has long been rumored for major coaching jobs since he turned around perennial doormat Buffalo.
But one stat shows there’s still much work to be done in college football.
Gill is one of only 13 minority head coaches in the 120-school Football Bowl Subdivision, according to USA Today. That number – 13 – is a record for major college football.
Progress has clearly been made recently. However, as the USA Today story states, when two-thirds of all college football players are minorities, you wonder how there aren’t more head coaches.
I mean, it’s not like college football just got integrated in the past few years. We’re talking decades ago. Seems to me by now there would be much more progress.
This isn’t meant to be any sort of a social commentary regarding affirmative action or anything. I just find "13" to be a stunningly low number. Maybe others disagree.