Fritz Pollard Alliance launches investigation into Colts interim coach hire


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The Rooney Rule apparently doesn’t apply to interim coach hires. There are, nevertheless, apparently some “tips” that won’t have been adopted.

The Fritz Pollard Alliance launched a press release asserting the initiation of an investigation into whether or not these tips have been adopted throughout final week’s interim head coach hiring course of in Indianapolis.

“In mild of the latest hiring of an interim head coach in Indianapolis, the FPA has initiated an investigation with the NFL to find out whether or not this hiring course of complied with the NFL’s Hiring Pointers for appointing an interim head coach,” the Fritz Pollard Alliance mentioned in a press release launched on Thursday.

The Fritz Pollard Alliance issued a press release final week following the signing of Jeff on Saturday by Colts proprietor Jim Irsay, expressing concern in regards to the course of – and suggesting it needs to be utilized in non permanent rent conditions. At a minimal, the Rooney Rule ought to apply when hiring from outdoors the present teaching employees.

Full compliance with the Rooney Rule will probably be required as soon as the season ends and the Colts start the formal hiring course of for a head coach. With Irsay already giving off vibes that Saturday will probably be her man for 2023, Irsay might need a tough time coaxing minority candidates to interview for the job.

The truth that Irsay has employed two black head coaches since 2002 would not give him a free move in the case of compliance now or sooner or later. The rule exists to rectify a long time of questionable hiring practices throughout the league, and the homeowners determined 20 years in the past to make it a compulsory a part of all head coach hiring processes.