1. “Browns general manager John Dorsey said last week that he was open to hiring a woman as Cleveland’s next head coach, and one prominent name is on the team’s wish list to interview. The Browns would like to interview former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for the job, a league source told ESPN. If the Browns follow through on it, Rice would become the first woman to interview for an NFL head-coaching job.”
-Adam Schefter, ESPN.
2. ”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.”
-John Dorsey, Browns General Manager.
3. “I love my Browns — and I know they will hire an experienced coach to take us to the next level. On a more serious note, I do hope that the NFL will start to bring women into the coaching profession as position coaches and eventually coordinators and head coaches. One doesn’t have to play the game to understand it and motivate players. But experience counts — and it is time to develop a pool of experienced women coaches. BTW — I’m not ready to coach but I would like to call a play or two next season if the Browns need ideas! And at no time will I call for a ‘prevent defense.’”
4. “According to ESPN, the Browns are considering interviewing Condoleezza Rice, who became the first female African American Secretary of State when she served in George W Bush’s administration, for the vacant head coach’s position. ‘She’s an amazing person,’ a Browns source told ESPN. According to the report, it is unlikely that the Browns would offer Rice the job but it could lead to her being appointed to another role within the organization.”