Cleveland Browns want to interview Condoleezza Rice for head coaching job

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice

Although she would be a "extreme longshot", the NFL's Cleveland Browns are weighing an interview with Bush 43 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as they search for their next head coach, ESPN reported.

Should it be true, Rice would become the first woman to interview for the major role in the football league's history.

In an interview with the sports media outlet, Browns GM John Dorsey said he was open to hiring a woman as the Brown's next head coach.

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I let it go and looked at it and then I said 'Whoa! "I let it go and I stared at it and said, 'Oooooo yeah.'" Rodgers told Silver.


In a statement he wrote, "Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a great leader, possesses the highest possible character and also happens to be a Browns fan". According to ESPN, the Buffalo Bills, the Oakland Raiders, and the San Francisco 49ers have all recently added women to their coaching staff.

"BTW - I'm not ready to coach but I would like to call a play or two next season if the Browns need ideas!" Rice, since being secretary of state from 2005-09, has become increasingly involved in sports, from being a member of the College Football Playoff Committee to chairing the Commission on College Basketball to try to clean up the game.

And sometimes you don't need jokes, you just need to do an image search. Jackson, who went 3-36-1 in 2 ½ seasons in Cleveland, has since re-joined the Cincinnati Bengals as an advisor to head coach Marvin Lewis. Right now, the Browns are operating with an interim head coach - one of the team's defensive coordinators - until they can find a more suitable replacement.

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