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  1. Drew
    December 10, 2009 @ 11:18 pm

    There are a few more that you missed. DeWayne Walker at New Mexico State, Mike London at Virginia (new), Willie Taggart at Western Kentucky (new) and Larry Porter at Memphis (new). This week has been a sensational one for African-American head coaches in FBS college football! About time, I must say.

  2. admin
    December 11, 2009 @ 8:51 am


    Thanks for enlightening us–me–further on this subject. like you, I’m just glad to see that the good ol’ boys are starting to loosen their collars and coming to the realization that the color of the skin has nothing to do with whether or not someone can win games for you. There are a lot of good black coaches out there in the pipeline, if enough are given the opportunity a few will rise to the top. Sadly, many won’t work out; that’s just the way it goes no matter what color a coach may be.

  3. M.Carter
    December 17, 2009 @ 8:37 am

    Didn’t think Kansas would go with Gill. But you were right for all the reasons you gave in the article. Bet he is going to give the Huskers a run for the money. I say he will out recruit them. He just seems more likeable and better able to relate to the kids. Nebraska mainly has to rely on its history and facilities to get those top recruits. We will see how it all plays out over the next few years. Good article Will. Keep up the good fight, my brother.

  4. admin
    December 17, 2009 @ 9:33 am


    Thanks for the love. Nebraska still has that history and the recent success of big bad Suh. That should suffice for the short term wih some recruiting–However, they did still lose that top southern–I think from Louisiana or Florida–WR commit right after the Texas game Rumor has it that he realized Nebraska was going back to the run–he didn’t like that.

    Like you, I think Gill and his staff will be able to land more top skill recruits than Nebraska: The KU area has a lot more to offer plus Gill seems to be the type of head coach that will be able to connect with those high-end players and their parents and convince them to give KU a shot.

    Nebraska should still be able to get good enough recruits to have a forminable defense. But they will have trouble–like always–getting those top offensive skill players to commit. That’s where Gill–should–have the edge. At least more so than any school in the Big 12 North.