A statement from Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey clarified earlier reports from ESPN, explaining that the former secretary of state “has not been discussed” as of this point in its search for a new head coach.
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Though she became a household name in the political realm, serving as secretary of state under former President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice is also seriously involved in football.
She was a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee for three years, starting with its inception in 2013, and is a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan.
The NFL organization’s general manager is also a fan of hers, as ESPN reports. John Dorsey has indicated he is interested in interviewing Rice for the team’s head coaching job.
Of course, a potential interview is no indication she would become the league’s first female head coach. The Browns appear to at least be interested in hearing her perspective and insiders say she could end up in some official position with the team even if she doesn’t get the top job.
Current interim coach Gregg Williams is also set to be interviewed as the next Brown’s head coach.