|Written by Josh Kendall|
Posted by: Josh Kendall on January 24, 2013
Hue Jackson doesn't know why none of the eight open NFL head coaching jobs went to minorities, but he hopes the culture changes soon, he said.
"I can't give you the exact reason," Jackson said on Fox Sports Daybreak. "It is disappointing, but at the same time I know for myself I have to understand when Lovie Smith doesn't get a job and when Jim Caldwell doesn't get interviewed, two guys that have coached in Super Bowls, then I have to understand that it's not going to happen right now for whatever reason. Do we want that to change? Yes."
Jackson is involved with the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which has encouraged the NFL to expand the Rooney Rule that requires minority interviews.
"I think if it's not talked about it, it just kind of gets swept under the carpet," Jackson said. "But it is real and I think the more we talk about it, the more chance we have of making sure there are opportunities in the future."
Jackson was the head coach of the Raiders and is now an assistant coach with the Bengals.
"Sometimes when (minorities) lose those jobs, we don't have the cushiest of landing spots," Jackson said.
Jackson has bee linked to a job with the Cowboys but had not heard from them as of Wednesday, he said.
"I do know a lot about their system," he said. "I would love to hear from the Cowboys but I have not at this point."
Josh Kendall is a staff writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered the SEC for more than 15 years for papers such as the Athens Banner-Herald, Macon Telegraph, and The State. He’s the father of two boys who he’s hoping don’t inherit his wide receiver frame and offensive guard feet. Follow @EyeOnCoaches on twitter and send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
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