Mark Emmert out. Condoleezza Rice in?
Since the NCAA president announced his decision to step down from his post by next year, the College Football Playoff committee member and former Secretary of State has emerged as a candidate to replace Emmert.
"Condoleezza Rice is reportedly one of the top candidates to replace Mark Emmert as NCAA president," tweeted FanSided.
She was also mentioned as one of the 10 names to watch by The Athletic's Chris Vannini.
"Industry sources say keep an eye on Jim Clements, Kirk Schulz and Condoleezza Rice, among others, in the NCAA president job search," said Nicole Auerbach.
"For some reason any time this job is discussed everybody suddenly thinks of Condoleezza Rice," tweeted the New York Times' Jane Coaston. "She’s the Poochie of NCAA governance."
"Still mind-blowing that anytime people in college sports need to come up with a figure who conveys credibility the first name on the list is [Condoleezza Rice]," commented Matt Hinton.
Rice always seems to be a player in these sorts of openings. It'll be something to monitor for sure.