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Coach Condi?

The Cleveland Browns flirted with interviewing Condoleezza Rice for their head coaching job.

With a record of 3-6-1 so far this season, the Cleveland Browns need to do something to right the ship. Even with young talent like Nick Chubb and Baker Mayfield, the Browns haven’t managed to get any traction this year. The team’s front office has decided to search for a new coach after firing Hue Jackson in Week 8 of the season.

General Manager John Dorsey made a bold statement last week when he said he wanted to interview former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for the vacant head coaching position.

After word of the Browns’ possible interest in Rice got back to the team, Dorsey issued a statement.

“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,” he said.

It’s not a stretch to think that Rice would make a good head coach. She was an inaugural member of the College Football Playoff Committee, and she has been a Browns fan since she was young.

Rice has talked at length about her love of football:

Obviously, Rice would be the first female head coach in the NFL, and the Browns’ interest in her comes at a time when the league is interested in putting more women in power. For one of the first prominent women in the NFL to be a sensible conservative like Rice would be a powerful statement.

Unfortunately, Rice isn’t interested in taking a head coaching job anytime soon. She posted on Facebook yesterday afternoon:

I love my Browns — and I know they will hire an experienced coach to take us to the next level.On a more serious…

Posted by Condoleezza Rice on Sunday, November 18, 2018

That’s too bad, because I imagine that Rice would be a bang-up coach. I would certainly support any team that put her in charge. Who knows? Maybe that time will come sooner rather than later. Until then, we can dream of what Coach Condi could do for a struggling football team.


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