Originally Posted by houstonspartan
Also: I don't think Lovie was a Rooney Rule candidate. People have labeled him a re-tread, but the truth is, the guy is a successful, accomplished coach that deserves legit consideration for head coach jobs.
If we hadn't interviewed Lovie, then we wouldn't even be able to think about being this deep in negotiations with O'Brien because we'd still have to bring in a minority and interview them.
That's not to say that Lovie wasn't a real candidate or that he doesn't have the credentials to be a real candidate.
But he did fulfill our Rooney Rule requirement.