Funny because I haven't heard a word about it. What is the average nationally? Because compared to our rivals there seems to be little difference. I don't understand how this claim can be put out there without any evidence.
OSU's staff has 2 black coaches on staff with one a holdover from the previous regime. Michigan's staff has 2 black coaches on staff with one a holdover from the previous regime. Actually Ohio State's situation is worse because both Michigan's graduate assistant coaches are black compared to Ohio State's where both are white.
For further comparison, both Notre Dame and Michigan State have only 3 black coaches on staff each.
Obviously, it has been documented there is a national problem with minority hires in coaching, but to point the finger at only Michigan here seems off base. Was there more minority coaches under Carr's regime? Yes, but it was not a significant difference with it usually being 3 black coaches with 4 at the end. But I am not going to randomly throw this charge out there without hard evidence. Hoke was hired really late in the coaching turnover cycle which probably made it hard to hire quality assistants. Most of the white coaches that Hoke brought on staff were holdover colleagues that had worked with over the years at SDSU and Ball St and that familiarity probably played a role. Hoke kept Fred Jackson and hired Jerry Montgomery and Curt Mallory to complete the staff so most of his final hires were minorities.