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Evidence indicates slow move toward a day the counting stops

Originally Published: August 6, 2008
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

When Mississippi State made Sylvester Croom the first black head coach in the Southeastern Conference, the university created national news that buzzed for months. As Croom enters his fifth season, he is no longer news.

Black head coaches, however, remain sparse enough to count. The point is not for black coaches to be counted, but to be countless. A generation ago, the position of starting quarterback stood behind a racial barrier. Today, coaches scour the nation looking for the ...

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