Who is Mike Tomlin? A good sign

Don't know the new coach of the Steelers? That -- even more than Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy making the Super Bowl -- is a sign of racial progress, writes Jemele Hill.

Updated: January 25, 2007, 12:48 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

The timing of this can't be overlooked. The start of Black History Month this year will be punctuated by a historic achievement in sports. For the first time in Super Bowl history, two African-Americans will coach in the Super Bowl.

A friend of mine called me after both conference championship games concluded and jokingly referred to Super Bowl XLI as the "Soul Bowl," proclaiming it a banner day because Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith have proven black coaches belong on the highest stage.

His ...

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