Condoleezza Rice Could Become the Next President of the San Francisco 49ers
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will soon be looking for work after eight years of service in the Bush administration, and she reportedly has one intriguing offer on the table: a front office position with the San Francisco 49ers.
Rice could be a perfect candidate to become the 49ers president, helping the team try to procure the new stadium they desperately need.
One high-ranking 49ers official said last week, “If she’s interested in talking to us, I’m interested in talking to her.” Rice has told friends as recently as last week she would love to become president of an NFL team.
Even better, she is planning to return in January to Stanford, where she served as provost from 1993 to 1999. The two sides were trying to connect over the weekend, and both sides think the issue is worth exploring.
If Rice does take on the job, she will have a major reconstruction job ahead of her. The team's glory days of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice (no relation) seem like a distant memory as the team has won just 18 games in the last five years. The 49ers recently fired head coach Mike Tolan after a 2-5 start to this season. New head coach Mike Singletary hasn't fared much better, losing 34-13 against the struggling Seattle Seahawks.