Skip to comments.Minnesota Vikings' Leslie Frazier second-guesses interview. Was he Seattle's token black candidate?
Posted on 08/10/2010 4:35:10 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
MANKATO, Minn. Leslie Frazier has interviewed for seven head-coaching vacancies and felt good about six of those interviews.
"One of them I was a little concerned about," he said.
The Vikings assistant head coach and defensive coordinator declined to identify the source of his unease, but it doesn't take a slippery slope to land in Seattle, which interviewed Frazier early in January, only a couple of days before naming Pete Carroll its coach.
Frazier is one of the NFL's top coordinators, leaving a trail of success everywhere he has been from Philadelphia to Indianapolis to Minnesota. The Vikings have been the league's top run defense since his arrival in 2007 and No. 6 overall the past two seasons.
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Under the Nat’l Football League’s Black-Coach-Affirmative-Action Rooney Rule, which requires teams to interview “enough” black candidates, this guy, Frazier, “felt good” about getting an interview because of his skin color six times?
Ain’t this, as dumb ol’ GW Bush put it, the soft prejudice of low expectations?
Pass a BS rule, expect BS results.
Hire a black coach, and expect the race card when it’s time to fire him. Just look at Notre Dame and Ty Willingham. No one wants to have to go through that.