Sandrock wrote:Met, why is Oregon refusing to participate with the BCA? I can't find anything about it other than that they refused to give their information for the latest survey. Seems odd, especially now that Oregon has passed a law regarding minority candidates in head coaching jobs.
I hadn't heard anything about this actually. After a bit of research I now know maybe know as much as you do, probably still less. The only info I found, as well, is that the University did not submit the survey, I didn't read anywhere where Oregon "refused," I do see they failed to submit their report this year though. Not sure why that is. I can't imagine the University is trying to hide anything, I mean the only major coaching change(that I know of)in the last year was the promotion of Chip Kelly. That was a promotion from within, and Kelly being the heir to the HC gig has been common knowledge for years.
Last I checked Oregon does have one of the longest tenured basketball coaches in the Pac-10 and he's black. So they got that going for them, maybe the university figures they get a pass since they have Ernie as their token black coach.
Seriously though I'm not really familiar with the law. Is it just a law that requires yearly disclosure regarding the coaching staffs ethnicity and diversity? Are the schools required to interview a certain number of minority coaches when they have a vacancy? If so does that apply when schools promote from within?
I do read in this article, regarding Portland State actually, that the law itself doesn't actually go into effect until Jan 1st. Not that that matters much. http://www.oregonlive.com/vikings/index ... t_por.html