I dont know if race played a factor in Auburn's hiring of Gene Chizik and i'm not calling it a good decision, but it's crazy how people are blowing the out of proportion. It's not a matter of race, but a matter of who's qualified and who's not. I'm sure eventually there will be more black coaches in NCAAFB but Turner Gill coached at BUFFALO and this is his FIRST winning season as a head coach (They were 7-5 in the MAC). Did it occur to anybody that maybe he isn't ready to coach in the SEC? I don't think it's a good idea to hire somebody with a 10 game losing streak but he at least has experience with texas and Auburn. Maybe we don't agree with the decision, but we can't call it completely illogical and just say "those racist bastards down in the south"
If Auburn interviewed him and saw him as less qualified, can you blame them? Should they higher a black coach even if it doesn't help there chances of winning? Is it racism that NBA teams have a ton more black players then white players because they want to win more? NO. Is it racism that many african americans vote for Obama because he's black. I think it is.... so we cant have a double standard even if race was a factor.