If this is true, the Rooney rule thing makes sense. That would mean the Shanny rumor might hold some ground.
I kinda feel bad for the black coaches that go through routine interviews knowing they aren't really being considered. That's why this rule is so stupid. We are living in an age where we finally have a black president, a black coach has won the super bowl another is coaching in one here in a week or so. I seriously doubt many GMs take race into consideration when hiring a coach. If Dungy or Tomlin were looking for coaching jobs right now, they'd be the first two hired. Rules like this remind us of our past and do very little to help us move on. Get rid of this rule and spare everyone the embarassment.
"We're not good enough. That's what I keep telling our guys." - Herm Edwards