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Condoleezza Rice Is Getting Mentioned For Prominent Sports Job

condoleezza rice smiles during a meeting in washington, d.c.

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 15: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talks about her new book, "Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family," during the Newsmakers luncheon at the National Press Club October 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. The book is about Rice's family and growing up in racially-segregated Birmingham, Alabama, during the 1950s and 60s. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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.