Baylor's Matt Rhule Passes on National Football League to Remain in Waco with Bears

Henrietta Brewer
January 13, 2018

"[Cooper] has been instrumental in coordinating our recruiting efforts since coming with us to Baylor past year", said Matt Rhule, who just closed his first season as the Bears' head coach, per an official press release.

Rhule, 42, was also the offensive line coach for the New York Giants in 2012.


The simple answer is no.

On Thursday, Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades appeared for his weekly segment with ESPN Central Texas, confirming that Rhule isn't going anywhere anytime soon. "He believes in what we're doing and how we're building it".


Rhule's first season with Baylor yielded lackluster results on the field, but provided hope for the future and a stout recruiting class.

The other candidates who have interviewed for the position are New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Kansas City Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, and former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard. He then coached Temple for the next five years and went 28-24 with the Owls.


The Colts job opened when the team fired Chuck Pagano after six seasons, including a 4-12 record in 2017.

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