There’s a terrific story in the February 15th issue of the Sporting News on the hiring of six new black coaches at college football’s highest level. Larry Porter is among the subjects, of course, and answers some questions that should inspire Tiger fans.
SN: When was the first time you felt like “a head coaching candidate?”
Porter: About three or four years ago, people started telling me, “One day you’re going to be a head coach,” and I kept hearing that. And I’m like, “Yeah, they’re not exactly giving them away.” That’s like winning championships: It’s a lot easier said than done. As time went on, I heard it more and more. I started to hear it from people I really respected in this business — that’s when I started to believe it.
The issue’s worth a trip to the newsstand. (Even with Roy Halladay on the cover.)