Tuesday, November 30, 2004

All Tyed up and no place to go

No surprise: Tyrone Willingham was fired today at Notre Dame.

Stanford athletic director Ted Leland's next phone call should be to Willingham, or his agent, inviting Ty back to the Farm.

Here's the saddest part of the Willingham story:
With Tony Samuel fired by New Mexico State and Fitz Hill resigning from San Jose State last week, there are now only two black head coaches in Division I-A — Karl Dorrell at UCLA and Sylvester Croom at Mississippi State.
Given the percentage of African American athletes playing football at big-time colleges, two black head coaches out of 117 can't be the product of random chance. Keno has better odds than that, and you know better than to play keno. Don't you?

2 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger frinklin offered these pearls of wisdom...

Ty did get shafted, but I don't think he'll be out of work long. The rumour in Seattle was that the UW Huskies would offer him the job before he even left ND. They still think they have a shot at Jeff Tedford from Cal, but I think you'll see Willingham in Seattle next year. It's too good a fit for both parties.

10:33 PM  
Blogger SwanShadow offered these pearls of wisdom...

Wherever he ends up, Willingham will land on his feet. He's a solid coach, and a classy individual.

11:15 PM  

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