Condoleezza Rice has responded to the report that the Browns are interested in interviewing her for their head-coaching job.
The Cleveland Browns have released a statement saying that Condoleezza Rice has not been considered as a head coaching candidate, despite the earlier report.
Statement from GM John Dorsey: pic.twitter.com/aQExOzX0ge
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 18, 2018
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Browns would like to interview former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their head coaching job.
This comes less than a week after Browns GM John Dorsey told reporters that he was opening to hiring a woman as the team’s next head coach.
Should Rice interview for the Browns’ job, she would become the first woman ever to interview for an NFL head coaching job.
Schefter says that the Browns’ interest in Rice and a potential interview hardly means they will hire her, 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 tells Schefter.
Even if she doesn’t get the head-coaching job, Schefter mentions that Rice could be more involved in the organization in an official capacity or as a consultant.
Rice is a lifelong Browns fan and has attended some games and been seen with Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam.
Rice served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009 and was one of the inaugural members of the College Football Playoff selection committee from 2013 to 2016.
We’ll have more regarding Rice and the Browns as the news is available.