Eight NFL head coaches were fired at season's end and all have been replaced, but none of those jobs went to a minority candidate. Ditto six general manager positions.
Now the league is considering revisions to the Rooney Rule, whereby teams are to interview at least one minority candidate for front-office and head-coaching jobs.
"While there has been full compliance with the interview requirements of the Rooney Rule and we wish the new head coaches and general managers much success, the hiring results this year have been unexpected and reflect a disappointing lack of diversity," said NFL executive vice president Robert Gulliver. "We have already started the process of developing a plan for additional steps that will better ensure more diversity."