Mike Francesa Was Incredibly Confused About That Condoleezza Rice-Cleveland Browns Rumor

Mike Francesa couldn't believe the news that the Cleveland Browns were considering Condoleezza Rice for head coach.

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We're not sure Mike Francesa is one to question other people's qualifications for a position, considering he's gone around for years calling himself the Pope. But when the New York sports radio stalwart heard the news that the Cleveland Browns were considering former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their head coaching position, he absolutely lost it. Trust us, Mike's on (one).

"She has never ever had a position with any football operation of any kind in her life," he shouted after learning that the hapless Cleveland football team were getting creative in their head coaching search. "She has never coached on any level for a day."

"So what you're saying is it doesn't take any ability or any experience to be the head coach of a football team?" he asked, growling out the last two words. "No wonder you lose." 

Francesa tried to counter the idea of Condoleezza Rice, NFL head coach, with a hypothetical that hit a little too close to our current reality. 

"That would be like...if Trump stood up and said 'You know what? My next secretary of state is Nick Saban. I like Nick, I like his leadership. I'm sending him to Russia tomorrow,'" he said. "Sometimes it's just so stupid you can't even make it up."  

Francesa doesn't need to worry about seeing Rice on the sidelines. She squashed any rumors about her coaching prospects in a post to her Facebook.

"I love my Browns -- and I know they will hire an experienced coach to take us to the next level," she said. "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.'"

Though Rice isn't ready for the big time, she did encourage the NFL to give more opportunities to women coaches. 

"I do hope that the NFL will start to bring women into the coaching profession as position coaches and eventually coordinators and head coaches," she said. "It is time to develop a pool of experienced women coaches."

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