Cleveland Browns want to interview Condoleezza Rice for head coaching job

Tanya Simon
November 18, 2018

She's used to tackling tough issues at the White House, but can Condoleezza Rice do the same in the NFL?

The Cleveland Browns are interested in interviewing former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their head coaching job, according to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN. Gregg Williams is now serving as the team's interim head coach after the dismissal of Hue Jackson.

Perhaps, in the eyes of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and General Manager John Dorsey.

Rice has become more involved in the sports world in recent years after serving as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009.

Cleveland's interest in interviewing Rice comes at a time when women recently have moved into decision-making roles in men's professional sports.

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Recently, Rice led a commission on college basketball that proposed major changes, such as eliminating the controversial one-and-done rule. She was on the first College Football Playoff Committee and was a committee member from 2013 to 2016.

And to top it off, she's a "lifelong" Browns fan who maintains a chummy relationship with the team's owners.

Under Jackson, the Browns became only the second side to go through a 16-game National Football League season without winning, having gone 1-15 in his debut campaign.

As for her actual qualifications, "she's an incredible person", an unnamed source told Schefter.

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