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Coaching pioneer sees progress

Originally Published: February 27, 2012
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

When Texas A&M hired Kevin Sumlin in December, the Associated Press news story reported Sumlin's race in the 11th paragraph. Why so low? Because it wasn't news. There is progress in what we don't read.

Remember way back when, in 2005, when Football Bowl Subdivision schools employed three African-American head coaches? The Southeastern Conference, once the last bastion of all-white locker rooms, now has that many by itself.

There are 15 African-American head coaches at FBS schools ...

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