How many have heard of the Rooney Rule in pro football? In essence, it states that you must interview at least one minority candidate before you hire a head coach. People are questioning if Oakland talked to anybody except John Gruden before they hired him.Pro football is basically a monopoly when it comes to coaching candidates. Most of the time NFL owners just rotate coaches when they want a change. They seldom go outside and look for any new talent. It is almost the same way with assistant coaches.One of the few exceptions is Chip Kelly who was the Philadelphia Eagles head coach between 2013-15. He was a college coach in Oregon before he went to the Eagles. Kelly is now back in the college ranks. The owners seem to think that only the pro experience is valuable enough for them to coach their teams. In most cases, this seems to be true.
Sunday’s County Football Final throws in at half one in Leahy Park in Cashel.Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Dolans Supervalu and The Gate House Bar, Cahir. Cahir manager Tom McGlinchey says his team need to keep their focus if they are going to get their hands on the trophy this Sunday. It’s been over a decade since the South-Tipp club have won the O’Dwyer Cup, but they’ll have to dig deep to overcome reigning champs Loughmore-Castleiney. Tom McGlinchy believes a repeat of their semi-final performance will not be enough to secure a win.