The NFL Got It Right

Question: DI asks, "How Will the NCAA Address the Lack of Black Coaches?" The Oakland Raiders' Al Davis, decades ago, already had the correct answer. "Just win, baby." Care to comment?

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DI asks, “How Will the NCAA Address the Lack of Black Coaches?” The Oakland Raiders’ Al Davis, decades ago, already had the correct answer. “Just win, baby.”

 

Care to comment?

 

Answer:

Al Davis is right, but you can’t win if you don’t have a chance to play.

I had dinner with Cyrus Mehri last week and he stressed the importance of simple solutions. The NFL made it a policy to include at least one non-white candidate for every coaching opening. It worked.

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