Minority Coach Watch: Black Coaches Lead Two Teams in Top 25 Games in Week Five

The University of Miami’s Randy Shannon remains the only minority head Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) coach whose team is ranked in the Associated Press’ Top 25. This weekend, Shannon will take his No. 16 Miami Hurricanes team to Clemson University, on Saturday, in what will be the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) opener for both teams. The Hurricanes (2-1) are the highest-ranked ACC team and will likely need a win Saturday to remain in the Top 25.

DeWayne Walker will lead New Mexico State University (0-3) against No. 3 ranked Boise State University. Boise State is the highest-ranked program to ever play against New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M.

The complete FBS minority head coaches schedule for Saturday, October 2:

No. 16 Miami (Randy Shannon) at Clemson

No. 3 Boise State at New Mexico State (DeWayne Walker)

Kentucky (Joker Phillips) at Mississippi

Kansas (Turner Gill) at Baylor

Florida State at Virginia (Mike London)

Ohio at Eastern Michigan (Ron English)

Kent State at Miami of Ohio (Mike Haywood)

Navy (Ken Niumatalolo) at Air Force

East Carolina (Ruffin McNeill) at North Carolina

Florida International (Mario Cristobal) at Pittsburgh

UTEP at New Mexico (Mike Locksley)

Tulsa at Memphis (Larry Porter)

Louisville (Charlie Strong) at Arkansas State