This is one case where I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so:
The Oregon Legislature plans to introduce a bill this week that would make it the first state in the nation to require universities to interview at least one minority candidate before hiring a head football coach.
House Bill 3118 is patterned after the NFL’s Rooney Rule, whose 2003 implementation helped transform the league’s head coaching ranks. The bill’s aim is to help diversify hiring in major college football, where just seven of 120 head coaches are minorities.
Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) drafted the measure at the behest of constituent Sam Sachs, a former college football player and minority-rights activist.
This is where it starts, with well meaning “minority-rights activists”. But it’s a damned slippery slope from there. What happens if the six state schools don’t progress in a manner deemed worthy by the legislature? More social engineering would be my guess, all for the greater good.
College football needs to get ahead of this one, before it’s too late.