College football is seeing some minority hiring gains.
Virginia on Monday became the third major school in a little more than a week to name an African American as head coach, giving Richmond coach and former UVa defensive coordinator Mike London a five-year contract for $1.7 million a year.
It brings to 12 the number of minority head coaches in the 120-school Football Bowl Subdivision. That’s a record, though the representation is low in a sport in which nearly two-thirds of all players are minorities. African Americans were named last month to lead programs at Western Kentucky (Willie Taggart) and Memphis (Larry Porter).