The NFL is modifying the Rooney Rule. The NFL will require teams to interview more minority candidates for head coaching and coordinator positions in the future.
When head coaching spots open up, teams now have to interview at least two minority candidates, outside the organization. If there is a vacancy for a coordinator, at least one minority candidate must be interviewed. The Rooney Rule was adopted in 2003, in honor of the former owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the late Dan Rooney. The original rule mandated teams to interview at least one minority candidate for an open coordinator or head coaching position. NFL.com says in addition, teams must interview one external minority candidate for senior football operations and general manager jobs, this also include interviewing minorities and/or female applicants for senior-level positions, including team president jobs.