have an answer to my main question -- has ND ever had an African American head coach in any varsity sport other than Willingham? If not, isn't that a bit odd? Especially given the main face of football and basketball athletes in major colleges today? And how are you defining "best"? The ability to recruit and relate are always big factors.
It appears to me you interpreted my original questions the way you wanted, or at least you burdened my questions with presumptions.