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Thread: If Fisher is hired this week...

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    Question If Fisher is hired this week...

    Does anyone know what the penalty would be for hiring Fisher before a minority was given an interview?




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    Re: If Fisher is hired this week...

    The Lions were fined $200,000 in 2003 for not interviewing a minority candidate after Marty Morhinweg was fired, so I'm guessing it would be something along those lines.

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    Re: If Fisher is hired this week...

    Thanks Nick.

    Could be an interesting week!
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    Re: If Fisher is hired this week...

    That's a ridiculous rule. If you own a one hundred million dollar pro franchise, you should be able to hire whoever the hell you want to be the coach. Why interview someone who you know you don't want?
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    Re: If Fisher is hired this week...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Frye View Post
    That's a ridiculous rule. If you own a one hundred million dollar pro franchise, you should be able to hire whoever the hell you want to be the coach. Why interview someone who you know you don't want?
    Agreed. What are franchises supposed to do? Interview a minority coach with no intent of even thinking of hiring them? That is demeaning to everyone involved.

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    Re: If Fisher is hired this week...

    To top it off, it seems more insulting to interview a minority with absolutely no intention of having him hired, just for the sake of "following rules and procedure". Seems a bit outdated, though apparently necessary.
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    Re: If Fisher is hired this week...

    Quote Originally Posted by jec1521 View Post
    Agreed. What are franchises supposed to do? Interview a minority coach with no intent of even thinking of hiring them? That is demeaning to everyone involved.
    Agreed. They might get a nice steak dinner out of it though. I'd rack up the bill if I knew I were being interviewed like that.

    Alright, everybody chip in 5 bucks for the fine.

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    Re: If Fisher is hired this week...

    Maybe this is why "The Rams are interested in having OC Josh McDaniels as an HC option"...

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    Re: If Fisher is hired this week...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Frye View Post
    That's a ridiculous rule. If you own a one hundred million dollar pro franchise, you should be able to hire whoever the hell you want to be the coach. Why interview someone who you know you don't want?
    Because my friend, that's a PC America. Gotta make everyone feel warm and fuzzy ya know....
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    Re: If Fisher is hired this week...

    Gruden is a red head, does the NFL consider that a minority?
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    Re: If Fisher is hired this week...

    The Rooney Rule is in place to ensure that a representative number of minorities are given the chance to interview for positions regardless of whether or not a particular owner wants to hire them. This way, if a minority is impressive in an interview, word of mouth amongst owners allows that person to be very seriously considered for head jobs in the future. Most of the recent young African American head coaches today would not have their jobs but for this rule. I am not even close to being a liberal on social issues, but the rule makes sense and really is no big deal.
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