Cleveland Browns 'want to interview Condoleezza Rice for head coach role'

by Leon Thompson November 19, 2018, 1:45
Cleveland Browns 'want to interview Condoleezza Rice for head coach role'

"It's admirable that Browns general manager John Dorsey is openly saying he'd hire a woman as head coach", Korman writes, "but naming [Rice] cheapens the idea".

Rice, 64, is a lifelong Browns fan, per the report, and has expressed interest in other roles within sports, including working for the NFL.

If the team were to have followed through though, she would have been the first woman ever to be interviewed for an National Football League head coaching position.

Rice is the former Secretary of State of the United States.

Their win over the New York Jets in September was the team's first in 635 days, but one win and three defeats in the games that followed led to Jackson's sacking.

GettyNick Chubb set a pair of Cleveland Browns records against the Atlanta Falcons
GettyNick Chubb set a pair of Cleveland Browns records against the Atlanta Falcons

She also recently chaired a commission on college basketball, which recommended significant changes to the sport. The Cleveland Browns have been, to put it bluntly, downright atrocious in recent years, winning a total of seven games in the last four seasons, including going winless last year.

She told ESPN in 2015 that she watched an estimated 14 to 15 games every Saturday.

However, he said last week that he'd considering hiring a female head coach, so it may still be shattered sooner rather than later. "It could be a woman, too". But experience counts - and it is time to develop a pool of experienced women coaches.

Yeah, that went exactly as we expected. The Stanford graduate has been involved in sports on various levels for some time, serving as one of the inaugural members of the College Football Playoff selection committee, where she worked from 2013 to 2016.

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