Coaches see progress in hiring

Originally Published: February 28, 2012
By Ted Miller | ESPN.com

New Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin is the first black head coach at a major football school in the state of Texas. The SEC, which the Aggies will join this fall, now has three black head coaches.

These are interesting factoids, but the more substantive -- and better -- news is that they are of secondary importance to this: Sumlin was the first African-American to be a certifiable "hot" coaching candidate.

If Sumlin hadn't had his heart set on A&M, he could have become the head ...

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