Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Baylor's Rhule withdraws from Colts' coaching search

Report: Baylor's Matt Rhule interviewed for Colts' head coaching job ESPN's Adam Rittenberg - ESPN.com
Melissa Porter | 13 January, 2018, 08:38

According to this report from ESPN's Adam Rittenberg, the Colts apparently interviewed Baylor head coach Matt Rhule for the same position earlier in the week. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Temple for four seasons.

"I can certainly tell everyone right now that Matt Rhule is our head football coach, is going to be our head football coach and is excited about being our head football coach", Rhoades said in the interview. Rhule was mentioned as an extreme dark horse candidate for the Giants' opening last month, based exclusively on that flimsy connection to his only National Football League coaching experience.

The Colts clearly want to hire an offensive minded guy after the failure of hiring former defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano.

Apparently though, Rhule has other ideas. The Bears went just 1-11 in Rhule's first run in Waco this past season, but they were not without their positive moments in what was very much a rebuilding year. After interviewing with the colts, Rhule has made a decision to stay at Baylor. That might be a smart move considering this is his only major head coaching job on his resumé thus far. Indy can afford to be choosy though, as this is one of the more attractive head coaching jobs still available.