Cleveland’s coaching search could soon take a historic turn.
Browns general manager John Dorsey said last week the organization is considering all their options for their coaching search, including hiring a woman, and it appears they have eyed a candidate for the role.
Cleveland wants to interview former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their head coaching job, according to ESPN, citing unidentified league sources. If the Browns do give Rice an interview, she would become the first woman ever to interview for an NFL head coaching job.
Browns interested in interviewing Condoleezza Rice for head coaching job, source tells ESPN.https://t.co/cgxCUgbF8j
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 18, 2018
The report adds: “The interview process could even lead to Rice becoming more involved in the organization in an official capacity or as a consultant.”
Rice has become more involved in the sports world in recent years after serving as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009. She played an integral role with the College Football Playoff selection committee from 2013 to 2016. She also recently chaired a commission on college basketball, which recommended significant changes to the sport.
The Browns fired head coach Hue Jackson in late October after the team opened the season 2-5-1. He finished with a 3-36-1 record during his two-plus seasons as Browns head coach. He has since joined the Bengals staff as a “special assistant.”