Cue Jesse Jackson in three… two… one…

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.

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7 responses to “Cue Jesse Jackson in three… two… one…

  1. I wanna Red Cup

    They apparently should have made Sumlin an offer he could not refuse.

  2. Go Dawgs!

    So… I don’t get it. They throw $3 million dollars at a black head coach who doesn’t come. Are these guys saying that black coaches should have been the only candidates for the job?

  3. Darrron Rovelll

    Well Jesse did play a year of football at Illinois so …

  4. Nate

    I’m reminded of a certain episode of South Park…

  5. Cojones

    Why would you think that JJ would enter the picture? No one is being held prisoner. Besides, if a black coach was hired Jesse would say the longer he stays in the job, the more he is becoming white.

  6. X-Dawg

    I’m just shocked that Trooper wasn’t on the pursued list