The National Football League is a fickle and extremely competitive environment. If you’re winning, your players, your organization and city absolutely love you, but as soon as that stops, so does all the love. Have one losing season or even miss qualifying for the playoffs and you could be looking for a new job.
One organization in the NFL more than familiar losing is the Cleveland Browns. The Browns have gone through a number of coaches in the last 10 years or so and when the offseason rolls around, they will again be looking for another head coach. However, in their coaching search, one surprising, unconventional name has surfaced: former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, according to ESPN.
However, following news that Rice is on a list of names the Browns want to talk to, the NFL team released the following statement:
“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.”
Rice, who was a member of the George W. Bush administration, would be the first woman to coach an NFL team.