You know what else contributes to race problems? Rich, entitled, white men who go on the radio and criticise the hiring of extremely well-qualified black men by saying they aren't qualified to do the job they have already excelled at.
As others have pointed out, if he simply criticised the hire, no one would have batted an eye. But to say Strong is only qualified to be a position coach or assistant coach is an extremely curious thing, and it certainly raised my eyebrows.
It was a very Al Campanis like quote.
He left enough grey area that you can't definitively say it was a racist comment, but you can also read between the lines that it could be. How could you say a successful D1 BCS league level head coach might make a good position coach? Not a coordinator...a position coach??
actually...i don't care about stuff like that and didn't even know that until now...as long as he recruits players who can play, graduate, and keep on the right side of the law (as much as possible with each of them)... I will be happy.
Personally I hope Strong fails at Texas. Nothing against him...I just hate Texas and want them to suck at everything.
Cast off the shoes and follow the gourd!
Now, I seriously doubt that he is overtly suggesting that a black man can't be a head coach. But to say he's only qualified to be a position coach, or maybe a coordinator is unnecessarily insulting.