The Cleveland Browns are thinking outside of the box for their next head coaching hire. Last week it was reported that the team was thinking about hiring a woman to become their next head coach and now ESPN is revealing that the team is considering interviewing former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice for the job made vacant by Hue Jackson.
The Browns would like to interview former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their head-coaching job, a league source tells ESPN.
If the Browns follow through on it, Rice would become the first woman ever to interview for an NFL head-coaching job.
Cleveland’s interest in interviewing Rice comes at a time when women recently have moved into decision-making roles in men’s professional sports. The Spurs hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, the Buffalo Bills hired Kathryn Smith as a quality control assistant, the Raiders hired Kelsey Martinez to their strength staff, and the 49ers hired Katie Sowers as an offensive assistant.
A potential interview hardly means the Browns will hire Rice, 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 told ESPN.
The Internet was baffled by the Browns Condoleeza Rice news.