• The Rooney Rule fails as NFL goes 0-for-15 in filling openings with minorities

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jan 20, 2013
    “We want minorities to get the job, and we’re willing to say that’s our goal.  Still, it’s up to the league at large to set the terms of the Rooney Rule.  The Indianapolis Colts hired Pep Hamilton to succeed Bruce Arians as their offensive coordinator on Friday, making Hamilton and Jim Caldwell of the Baltimore Ravens as the only minorities who call plays for NFL teams. There’s a growing sense that the rule must expand. Eight teams fired their coaches and all the offices are now filled and probably equipp...
    • Dan Rooney defends the rule that bears his name, hints at expansion

      The NFL’s high-level hiring practices have come under fire in recent days, once the current cycle ended with no minority candidates hired for eight head-coaching jobs and seven G.M.-level positions.  And so it’s understandable that the man after whom
  • Sources: Rooney Rule mulled for coordinators

    The NFL has discussed an expansion to the Rooney Rule under which teams would be required to interview minority candidates for vacant coordinator jobs, league sources told ESPN.
    Source: ESPN.com

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