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Keith: College football needs more coaches of color

Updated: February 28, 2007, 1:30 PM ET
By George J. Tanber | Special to ESPN.com

Floyd Keith has a reputation for getting things done. As a former head football coach at the University of Rhode Island, from 1993 to 1999, Keith guided the Rams to a No. 22 ranking in 1995.

When Keith took over as executive director of the Black Coaches Association in 2001, the organization in Indianapolis had 172 paid members. The figure stands at 4,000 today.

While guiding BCA, Keith has become one of the most vocal proponents of increasing minority hires in sports. The All-American ...

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