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Browns Deny Report That Team Is Considering Condoleezza Rice For Head Coaching Position

Posted at 3:45 PM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-18 16:10:24-05

CLEVELAND (WKYC & AP) —Could Condoleezza Rice become the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns?

According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, a league source says the Browns want to talk with Rice about their coaching vacancy.

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Browns general manager John Dorsey left open all avenues when he discussed the head-coach opening in a bye-week press conference at team headquarters last Wednesday morning, and that included some out-of-the-box thinking.

“I just want the best possible head coach to move this thing forward regardless of age,” Dorsey said. “It could be a woman. I’m serious. We’re going to look at everything.”

However, after the reports about Rice surfaced, Dorsey issued a statement saying the rumors are not true.

“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,” said Dorsey.

A woman has never been interviewed for a head-coaching job in the NFL.