If David Shaw left Stanford, I'm sure he would have gotten a job. In fact, if that happened and I was Jerry, I would have let Rivera go and went hard after Shaw. With all that said, I'm tired of hearing about this issue. The Rooney Rule requires that one minority HC prospect must be interviewed, but usually we always take it to mean a black man. Then when no minority HC prospects get hired, what we really mean is no black HC was hired. Why is it the black ethnicity is always at the forefront of these things? I don't hear no one arguing for asian HCs or hispanic HC prospects. I'm just tired of hearing that black people are always held back in this regard. I also hate using the terms majority and minority.
Not to be a hard ass (since later I heard you say, "there's only one race", and your pet peeve on "black candidates"), but since you brought it up:
"Hispanic or Latino" is not a race. It's a culture, ethnicity or Geography. I know some people don't want to hear that. But it's not. You have black Latino's, White/European Latinos, Native American's, or a mixture of any of the above. And some countries (like Peru and Ecuador), even have some Asian influences, along with the others.
It all depends on what country they're from, and what strata they occupy. They're 'Black Latino's for example. And they are identified as such in their own countries when they take a census. Mexico, is mainly native American, with a small but sizable European based wealthy class and political elite.
I get your point though.
Nonetheless, the majority of players and Front Office Personnel in the NFL are composed of black and whites, and that's why you'll hear people question or complain, when no qualified black candidates are hired for certain FO positions. It's a numbers vs rejection game.