Black College Coaches Thinking Lawsuit

Report gives ten schools an "F" on minority hiring
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Oct 10, 2007 12:26 AM CDT
Miami Hurricanes head coach Randy Shannon, left, shakes hands with Texas A&M head coach Dennis Franchione, right, after a football game at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007. The Hurricanes...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Black Coaches and Administrators release Tuesday of their fourth annual report on minority hiring included their strongest statement yet on the "social injustice" in the lack of black college coaches. Ten schools who recently appointed new coaches earned an "F" grade in the report for spurning minority candidates. The BCA is considering legal action to force changes in hiring practices.

Georgia Southern, among the schools to receive and "F" from the group, earned its grade automatically because it refused to respond to any BCA inquiries, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. GSU's athletic director said his correspondence from the BCA "was pretty threatening and I didn't think what they wanted was in the spirit of research."