In one of the most recent incidents of a coach or management personnel making comments in which a reference to race was included, Fisher DeBerry, head football coach at the Air Force Academy, was reprimanded and extolled to apologize. His original comments were: "[TCU] had a lot more Afro-American players than we did and they ran a lot faster than we did... It just seems to me to be that way. Afro-American kids can run very well. That doesn't mean that Caucasian kids and other descents can't run, but it's very obvious to me that they run extremely well." While anyone knows how these type of statements will be jumped on by the media, and it would have been better if he had just said his team needs more speed, was there really anything wrong with his choice of words? Probably all coaches think what is largely verified by the stats-- that the fastest athletes are very likely to be black. So should he have been publicly reprimanded for being "racially insensitive?" And does the fact that he coaches at a service academy, which awards scholarships on a different, more rigid basis than most schools he competes against, require of him a different standard than if he coached at a "football factory" school?