Completely OT: With Manny Being Cuban...

Tad Footeball

1996 Interim Big East Conference Commissioner
Joined
Feb 6, 2014
Messages
10,524
.... can you guys think of another major program that has had a white, black AND a Hispanic head coach? I couldn't but certain aspects of my brain are permanently damaged due to my love affair with grain alcohol. Nonetheless, it's a little trivia tidbit that's also pretty reflective of the most diverse fanbase in the country.
 

Tad Footeball

1996 Interim Big East Conference Commissioner
Joined
Feb 6, 2014
Messages
10,524
Oregon. Lots of white dudes. Targert. Mario.
Ahhhhh, I KNEW there was an obvious one. My mind was too busy trying to remember all the Texas head coaches.
 

kalinis

Sophomore
Joined
Dec 14, 2015
Messages
995
.... can you guys think of another major program that has had a white, black AND a Hispanic head coach? I couldn't but certain aspects of my brain are permanently damaged due to my love affair with grain alcohol. Nonetheless, it's a little trivia tidbit that's also pretty reflective of the most diverse fanbase in the country.
lol u know its sad but only Hispanic hc I can even think of in football is tom flores of the raiders back in the 80's but I don't have best memory
 

MotoSniper

Sophomore
Joined
Jan 23, 2017
Messages
2,755
.... can you guys think of another major program that has had a white, black AND a Hispanic head coach? I couldn't but certain aspects of my brain are permanently damaged due to my love affair with grain alcohol. Nonetheless, it's a little trivia tidbit that's also pretty reflective of the most diverse fanbase in the country.
Does Rich Rodriguez count as Brown or White?!? Other than that, I got nothing
 

Tad Footeball

1996 Interim Big East Conference Commissioner
Joined
Feb 6, 2014
Messages
10,524
Does Rich Rodriguez count as Brown or White?!? Other than that, I got nothing
I knew I actually did remember that it wasn't a cut and dry deal with Rich Rod (even though his grandfather IS from Spain) and then I found this:

-Rodriguez is widely considered one of two Hispanic coaches in Division I-A football. Florida International's Mario Cristobal is the other. But the Black Coaches and Administrators excludes Rodriguez as a minority football coach, even though West Virginia considers him of Hispanic descent. "He's never considered himself a minority, or a member of the BCA, even though we've asked him to do that," BCA director Floyd Keith told the Birmingham (Ala.) News in October. "How they include him (at West Virginia) is fine. We would love to have included him in our numbers, but that's not his choice."
 

Tad Footeball

1996 Interim Big East Conference Commissioner
Joined
Feb 6, 2014
Messages
10,524
Also OT and he only was a college head coach at Jacksonville but was Miami's Lindy Infante of Cuban heritage?
 

Cane4life18

Freshman
Joined
Sep 25, 2018
Messages
338
.... can you guys think of another major program that has had a white, black AND a Hispanic head coach? I couldn't but certain aspects of my brain are permanently damaged due to my love affair with grain alcohol. Nonetheless, it's a little trivia tidbit that's also pretty reflective of the most diverse fanbase in the country.
It's reflective of the school also. The school president is Mexican. The student body is very diverse. Before attending Miami, I could probably count on one hand the number of Asians I met in my life. The school is full of Asians and Hispanics. There are a good amount of students from the middle east too.
 

MedleyCane

Senior
Joined
Nov 4, 2011
Messages
5,888
I knew I actually did remember that it wasn't a cut and dry deal with Rich Rod (even though his grandfather IS from Spain) and then I found this:

-Rodriguez is widely considered one of two Hispanic coaches in Division I-A football. Florida International's Mario Cristobal is the other. But the Black Coaches and Administrators excludes Rodriguez as a minority football coach, even though West Virginia considers him of Hispanic descent. "He's never considered himself a minority, or a member of the BCA, even though we've asked him to do that," BCA director Floyd Keith told the Birmingham (Ala.) News in October. "How they include him (at West Virginia) is fine. We would love to have included him in our numbers, but that's not his choice."
I believe Rich Rodriguez is of Spanish descent....his family is not from latin America.
Lots of Spaniards emigrated to Pennsylvannia, WV,etc to work in coal mines, steel mills,etc similar to
the Italians and other immigrants.
Similar deal with Barry Alvarez.
So, no, they are not really hispanics.
Same deal with Spanish immigrants to Tampa during late 1800s and early 1900s to work in the
tobacco industry.
Lou Piniella and Tino Martinez are two offsprings of that group.
 
Joined
Feb 7, 2013
Messages
12,157
I believe Rich Rodriguez is of Spanish descent....his family is not from latin America.
Lots of Spaniards emigrated to Pennsylvannia, WV,etc to work in coal mines, steel mills,etc similar to
the Italians and other immigrants.
Similar deal with Barry Alvarez.
So, no, they are not really hispanics.
Same deal with Spanish immigrants to Tampa during late 1800s and early 1900s to work in the
tobacco industry.
Lou Piniella and Tino Martinez are two offsprings of that group.
Why are they not Hispanics?
 

Tad Footeball

1996 Interim Big East Conference Commissioner
Joined
Feb 6, 2014
Messages
10,524
I believe Rich Rodriguez is of Spanish descent....his family is not from latin America.
Lots of Spaniards emigrated to Pennsylvannia, WV,etc to work in coal mines, steel mills,etc similar to
the Italians and other immigrants.
Similar deal with Barry Alvarez.
So, no, they are not really hispanics.
Same deal with Spanish immigrants to Tampa during late 1800s and early 1900s to work in the
tobacco industry.
Lou Piniella and Tino Martinez are two offsprings of that group.
I think we run into a debate there about Hispanic vs Latino but I definitely understand the gist of what you're saying.

Even with Manny too I believe his mom is a gringa from Ohio but he obviously gets the full Hispanic and Latino classifications.
 
Top