CLEVELAND, Ohio - ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cleveland Browns are interested in interviewing former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for the head coaching position.
Browns interested in interviewing Condoleezza Rice for head coaching job, source tells ESPN.https://t.co/cgxCUgbF8j
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 18, 2018
Cleveland Browns General Manager John Dorsey says Rice has not been discussed as a candidate.
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. I have the utmost respect and admiration for all she’s accomplished and was honored to meet her for the first time earlier this season. Our coaching search will be thorough and deliberate, but we are still in the process of composing the list of candidates and Secretary Rice has not been discussed.”
Condoleezza Rice also responded on Facebook. She says she's not ready to coach, but she would love to call a play or two.
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Rice is a known avid football fan.
She has previously served on the College Football Playoff Committee.
Fans are mixed on the idea.
Condoleezza Rice > Hue Jackson
— Gubes (@GubesCleve) November 18, 2018
Browns want to interview Condoleezza Rice for head coach position... I'm totally with this. They need a saving grace.
— W0LF (@PapiW0lf) November 18, 2018
This Condoleezza Rice thing with the Browns feels like Sacha Baron Cohen’s best work yet
— Ricky Sanders (@RSandersDFS) November 18, 2018
Hue Jackson was fired by the Browns October 29.