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Oregon Passes Its Own "Rooney Rule" For Coaches

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Oregon Passes Its Own "Rooney Rule" For Coaches

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Oregon Passes Its Own "Rooney Rule" For Coaches

Oregon Passes Its Own "Rooney Rule" For Coaches

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The state of Oregon has passed a new law that emulates the National Football League's "Rooney Rule," encouraging the hiring of minority coaches. The move comes after the University of Oregon, in a quick and very non-transparent process, hired an assistant coach to replace the head football coach of the Ducks. Both coaches are white, as are the head football coaches at all the state's public universities.

Ethan Lindsey reports for Oregon Public Broadcasting.