Skip to comments.Gators' Strong told white wife has been impediment
Posted on 01/06/2009 3:05:23 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
MIAMI -- Florida Gators defensive coordinator Charlie Strong believes race is a reason he hasn't been offered a head-coaching job during his 25 years in college football, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
Strong, a 48-year-old black man, shook his head affirmatively when an Orlando Sentinel reporter asked him if his interracial marriage was a factor in getting passed over for jobs, including one at a Southern school a few years ago. Strong, whose wife is white, said he heard that too many times for it to be rumor.
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Easy to play the race card but it is true that plenty of people think that folks should stay with their own kind. Hell, Spike Lee has done a few movies on that.
Play THAT card based on rumors you have allegedly heard.
Race is always the reason, now isn’t it.
1. Lower Middle/lower class White people above the age of 75, regardless of whether they are southern Baptists or Catholics from the northeast.
2. Blacks of the same social class among ALL AGES.
Well, there was Sylvester Croom.....
How does one shake their head affirmatively?
Race probably has been a big reason. Completely unjustifiable.
But the silver lining is that the Gators can now become the darlings of the MSM and their pick to win the BCS since their ‘victimhood’ has been credentialed.
We all know race ‘hurt’ Obama’s getting into the White House
Romeo Crennel set back opportunities for black head coaches by 20 years simply because he sucked and had no idea what he was doing. If you are capable of winning football games, it doesn’t matter what color you or your wife are. This guy would probably turn his nose up at a Division 2 head coaching job out of arrogance or because it would be a pay cut for him.
This dude is crazy. Virtually every rich black guy in positions of power has a white wife or at least a wife mistress.
“Strong, whose wife is white, said he heard that too many times for it to be rumor.”
You can hear false rumors lots of times. Who’d he hear it from?
I just don`t get it.
Let`s apply the racist affirmative action card across the board:
- There should me less black athletes on the field.
- There should be more hispanics on the athletic field.
- There should be more whites on the athletic field.
- There should be more asians on the athletic field.
- There should be more asians and hispanics on coaching staffs.
I suspect most non-religious college programs would overlook (with the exception of treason, felony or lying on the resume) just about anything in a prospective coach, let alone being a black man married to a white woman, as long as he could get them bowl wins and championships.
What amazes me is how many blacks there are on TV shows and movies, and how few hispanics and Asians.
48 hours before the national championship game and you create a hornet's nest for the press and your team
Your judgement might explain your lack of advancement.
Either name names, or stop using race as an excuse, Strong.
Like it or not . it is the big money boosters at Auburn, Georgia, and South Carolina to which they refer. Hardly lower or even middle class.
So instead of choosing a head coach who has turned around a perennial loser, they choose a coach whose only head coaching job has produced a 5-19 record.
Has this Gator’s coach ever heard of OJ Simpson and Nicole. Oh on second thought, scratch that.
Having a white wife didn't hold back Clarence Thomas.
Up and down. It's affirmative action.
That’s weak, Strong.
To shake one's head express disapproval, dissent, or doubt.
Here we go again. The fans on the Auburn Rivals site were pulling for Gill before we heard he was even interviewed. He is a class act. When Chizik was first hired we were sick. But the strange thing is that Auburn's new coach, Chizik, has just hired four black coaches. These guys are friends of his that he worked with at other schools and one that was kept over at Auburn. We are excited about them because they are good coaches and great recruiters. I like Barkley, but he has a big mouth that gets in the way of his brain sometimes.
One other thing. Chizik was a coach at Auburn, I think, the year we were undefeated. Anyway that year he won the Frank Broyles Award for the Outstanding Assistent Coach in the country. Maybe that had something to do with with his hiring.
Unfortunately most of her pool of eligibles today have convictions, but not strong religious ones, and most that meet her age/marital status criteria are gay or in prison or both.
My wife and I both told her ten years ago that she needed to find a nice white guy who would treat her right, but she emphatically said, "No", because she would be ostracized by her friends and family.
In my last assignment with IBM one of my colleagues was a brilliant black man with a PhD in Electrical Engineering who met all of her criteria. I tried to play matchmaker, but she turned down the opportunity to meet him because "he is too overweight to suit me".
True, but the liberals did their darndest!
I went out with a black chick about 10 years ago who said she started dating outside the color to enhance her chances of finding a good mate. She explained that eligible black men are hard to come by and those who date white women get a lot of second looks and pressure to date their own kind.
Hasn’t hurt Clarence Thomas. Did hurt OJ, but only after he murdered his white ex-wife.
Charles has no strength to fend of black man’s kryptonite!
Nah, it’s most likely about being conservative or leftie.
NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley said last month that "race was the No. 1 factor" why Auburn chose Iowa State coach Gene Chizik over Buffalo coach Turner Gill. Gill, who is black, also is married to a white woman, and ESPN later reported that two Southeastern Conference coaches said Gill got passed over for the job partly because of his interracial marriage.
As if I'm supposed to accept everything Charles Barkley has to say. Chizik was only the head coach at Iowa State for two years before taking the Auburn job. Before that he was defensive coordinator at Texas in 2005-2006 for a team that went undefeated and won a national championship.
He considers the rumor to now be a fact based on how many times he's heard it. If it is a "fact," he must have someone in mind against whom to file a discrimination suit. No? Until then, it's still a rumor.
Let me get this straight... your friend is looking to meet a black man with no criminal convictions and no illegitimate children running around? Does she also believe in leprechauns?
Auburn also went with a coach we had had before and who won the Broyles award for Outstanding Assistant Coach while he was at Auburn. Gill is going to continue to be an outstanding coach and may one day be the coach at Nebraska. For sure, Auburn wouldn't have been his last stop.
Yes, most blacks do not want other blacks in interracial relationships.
Never forget one summer I was co-oping in DC and I had three black roommates (only white guy there) in the apartment. Two were from down south from black colleges. They were totally against me going out with a black woman, taking her away from a black man. Were also in favor of ‘separate but equal’ arrangements too. Blew my mind.
She doesn’t want to find anyone. It’s a shame she’s so afraid.
He was given a political lynching by the left for allegedly harrassing a black co-worker. He is still given the Uncle Tom treatment despite his tremendous accomplishments.
Dennis Green not so much....Romeo....not so much.....
same can be said of white coaches.....
skin color should not matter.....hire a guy who can get the job done, and don't be afraid to dump someone because of his color...or hire someone because of his color....