We can absolutely guarantee that nobody saw this coming. In fact, we are wondering if Adam Schefter’s
“source” is a limo driver from Detroit.
According to Schefter, the Cleveland Browns are interested in interviewing Condoleeza Rice to become their next head coach.
Browns interested in interviewing Condoleezza Rice for head coaching job, source tells ESPN.https://t.co/cgxCUgbF8j
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 18, 2018
Browns general manager John Dorsey said last week that he was opening to hiring a woman as Cleveland’s next head coach, and there is one prominent name on the team’s wish list to interview.
The Browns would like to interview former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their head-coaching job, a league source tells ESPN.
Cleveland’s interest in interviewing Rice comes at a time when women recently have moved into decision-making roles in men’s professional sports. The Spurs hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, the Buffalo Bills hired Kathryn Smith as a quality control assistant, the Raiders hired Kelsey Martinez to their strength staff, and the 49ers hired Katie Sowers as an offensive assistant.
A potential interview hardly means the Browns will hire Rice, but they are interested in talking to her about the job and seeing what she could bring to the position and the organization.
“She’s an amazing person,” one Browns source told ESPN.
Rice is a lifelong Browns fan, a love she got from watching Cleveland’s games with her father John at their home in Birmingham, Alabama. Rice even has been featured in NFL ads, wearing Browns jerseys, and there has been speculation that she even could be commissioner of the NFL.
Rice has become more involved in sports, specifically on the collegiate level, since serving as secretary of state under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009. She was one of the inaugural members of the College Football Playoff selection committee, where she worked from 2013 to 2016.
Nation, what do you think about this? What if this was the Detroit Lions?