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Minnesota Vikings' Leslie Frazier second-guesses interview. Was he Seattle's token black candidate?
St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | August 10, 2010 | John Shipley

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: football; nfl; seahawks; vikings
There's a poll, too, running about 78% against the Rooney Rule
1 posted on 08/10/2010 4:35:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

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?


2 posted on 08/10/2010 5:24:50 PM PDT by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Pass a BS rule, expect BS results.


3 posted on 08/10/2010 5:35:27 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


4 posted on 08/10/2010 7:34:01 PM PDT by PAR35
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