From the Associated Press.

Notre Dame received a B on the minority hiring report card released Wednesday by the Black Coaches Association, even though the Fighting Irish fired Tyrone Willingham after the 2004 season.

Notre Dame was one of eight schools in Division I-A or I-AA to receive a B, while five schools, including South Carolina and Utah, received an F.

Schools are evaluated on categories that include the percentage of minorities involved in the hiring process, the number of minority candidates who interviewed and the schools’ contacts with either BCA executive director Floyd Keith or the chairman of the NCAA’s Minority Opportunity and Interests Committee.

Though I’m sure the Irish’s “B” was well deserved, had the BCA been handing out grades for minority firing, Notre Dame would’ve received the highest mark.