Mac Engel: Why Texas’ hiring of Steve Sarkisian should depress every minority coaching candidate

Few people in college athletics believe in a second, third, fourth or 9,999th chance more than Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte, and the one he granted Steve Sarkisian will be the chance that defines his tenure in Austin. College ADs, especially in Texas, are measured not by new facilities, and certainly not by graduation rates, but by the success of their football coach. Sarkisian, 46, may be a terrific coach and he is a part of the Nick Saban coaching tree. However, the fact that he has received a second chance on this scale while other qualified minority candidates in his profession …

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