Apparently offering Kevin Sumlin a reported $3 million per year contract wasn’t enough for Illinois to establish its minority hiring bona fides with two of its own trustees.
While Oliver acknowledged the pursuit of Sumlin and Wilson, the trustee flatly stated the process didn’t go far enough.
“We have to increase our effort. Making an opening offer for a hot African-American coaching prospect is not enough,” Oliver said.
Maybe they should have tried to bring Mike Locksley back.