Pete Rose once said, “If somebody is gracious enough to give me a second chance, I won’t need a third.” Joel Osteen kept it simple when he said, “I mean we all need a second chance sometimes.” Then Tia Mowry, the actress, put all of the marbles on the table when she spit, “Having a second chance makes you want to work even harder.”
Well playas…the University of South Florida did what many of us thought would never happen. They hired only the second black head coach in the history of major college football to ever be fired and given another shot at the Division I/FBS level. On Sunday they announced that Charlie Strong would be their next head football coach after Willie Taggart took off for the Oregon job.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The only other black head coach to be fired and get another job in the history of college football was Ty Willingham. Ole boy was fired at Notre Dame and then Washington swooped him up. It’s more than appropriate that South Florida came callin’ because they were the duns that conducted a study lookin’ at the disparities in coachin’ at this level.
Accordin’ to The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of South Florida there were only 13 black coaches out of the 128 propgrams in the FBS Division of college football this season. That’s 13 bruh!!! When Charlie got canned at Texas that left only 12. 12 playa!!! So South Florida stepped up like some G’s at an old school house party and put their money where their mouth is.
It’s crazy that only Ty and Charlie have been given second chances to coach again when their white counterparts can lose, lie, act a plum fool complete with the clown shoes, nose and the water spittin’ flower and get new jobs. And it doesn’t matter whether they were fired because they had a losin’ record or for straight up actin’ a fool. The white coach is goin’ to work again regardless bruh. If I’m lyin’ I’m dyin’! We’ve seen countless white coaches get fired for losin’ records and be hired the next week somewhere else. And don’t even get me started on the duns that have straight up got butt naked stupid on us and are still workin’.
Bobby Petrino hired his mistress to work for him at the University of Arkansas then crashed his bike with her on the back of the joint. He lied about it, got fired and got a new job within 4 months at Western Kentucky only to land on his feet at Louisville again.
Boyz try to forget that Mike Price was fired at Alabama in 2003 before he’d ever coached a game and spring ball wasn’t even over for solicitin’ sex from students, buyin’ them drinks, havin’ sex with 2 strippers and then lettin’ one of them order room service on the company credit card! Surely that ended his career right? In my Lee Corso voice, “Not so fast my friend!” Ole boy became the head coach of the University of Texas El Paso the followin’ year.
I know y’all remember George O’Leary? He was hired at Notre Dame in 2001 only to be fired two days later when they found out he was lyin’ on his resume. This cat said that he had a Masters Degree from NYU-Stony Brook University! The problem is, that joint doesn’t exist bruh! NYU and Stony Brook are two separate schools that are 50 miles apart!
He also said that he earned 3 letters in football at the University of New Hampshire when he never got off of the bench homeboy! That ended his career right? Lee, where you at? “Not so fast my friend!” He went straight to the Minnesota Vikings as an assistant for 2 years then to the University of Central Florida as the head coach.
Let a brother get anywhere near some foolishness and he’s gone no questions asked. Remember when Mike Haywood accepted the University of Pittsburgh job in December of 2010 after winnin’ the Mid-American Conference title at Miami of Ohio. After havin’ the job for only 15 days he was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge on some baby momma drama. He was fired immediately and rightfully so at the moment. However, after a thorough investigation was done all of the charges were dropped and now this dun can’t even get an assistant job ANYWHERE! Y’all smell that?
So I’m glad that ole Charlie landed at South Florida for a second chance. Now let’s hope the dun can make good on it because if he fails miserably it’ll be another 20 years before a another brother gets a shot at a second chance. Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its REAL talk!