Browns Want To Interview Condoleezza Rice For Head Coaching Job

Condoleezza Rice

The Browns "would like" to interview the former United States Secretary of State for their open head coaching job, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday, citing a source.

Cleveland Browns General Manager John Dorsey says Rice has not been discussed as a candidate.

The Browns sacked head coach Hue Jackson last month after he managed three wins in 39 games after being appointed in 2015. According to ESPN, the Buffalo Bills, the Oakland Raiders, and the San Francisco 49ers have all recently added women to their coaching staff.

If Donald Trump can be president, why can't Condoleezza Rice be an National Football League coach?

Now the ante has been well and truly upped as reports emerged Condoleezza Rice, who served in her former role under George W. Bush, is top of a shortlist. But Rice has been an outspoken activist within the sports community. She was on the first College Football Playoff Committee and was a committee member from 2013 to 2016.

As much as the Browns admire Rice - she attends some of their games and was spotted on the field with owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam before Cleveland's game in Oakland on September 30 - she admires them. If Cleveland does follow through on the interest it would mark the first time a woman had been considered for such a position in the NFL.

As Schefter points out, an interview might simply lead to Rice serving in another a capacity with the Browns.

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