Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey said last week that he was open to hiring a woman as head coach. And, one name being floated around has many people thinking the organization could not do better.
Most people know that Rice is brilliant. Serving as Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009, she is not only a genius, she is a lifelong Browns fan, beginning from watching Cleveland’s games with her father at their home in Birmingham, Alabama.
However, she is also a strong conservative, and has many times explained she became a republican because democrats would not allow blacks to register to vote.
“She’s an amazing person,” one Browns source told ESPN.
Browns general manager John Dorsey says interim coach Gregg Williams will also be interviewed.
ESPN reported, “The interview process could even lead to Rice becoming more involved in the organization in an official capacity or as a consultant.
“As much as the Browns admire Rice — she attends some of their games and was spotted on the field with owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam before Cleveland’s game in Oakland on Sept. 30 — she admires them.
“Rice has been featured in a Browns jersey in NFL ads, and there has been speculation that she even could become commissioner of the NFL.
“Rice has become more involved in sports, specifically on the collegiate level, since serving as secretary of state under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009. She was one of the inaugural members of the College Football Playoff selection committee, where she worked from 2013 to 2016.
Whether the Browns are smart enough to offer her the position, or whether she would stoop to accept it is all speculation at this point, but many people think the team could not find a better applicant.