Matt Rhule turned a Temple football program around from one that was nearly cut due to horrible play on the field. After a 2-10 season in his first year (2013) with the program, Rhule turned Temple into a top-25 program and this years American Athletic Conference champion.
A product of the Tom Coughlin coaching tree, Rhule will bring a lunchpail mentality to Baylor, and get the most out of all his players. Practices will be run the “old fashion way,” which have gotten results at Temple.
Rhule played linebacker at Penn State under Joe Paterno before working his way up the coaching ladder. Stops at Albright, Buffalo, UCLA, and Western Carolina eventually landed him at Temple in 2006. From 2006 to 2011, Rhule held multiple positions on the Owls coaching staff, including defensive line coach, quarterbacks, and offensive coordinator.
Coughlin hired Rhule to be the Giants assistant offensive line coach for the 2012 season prior to Rhule being re-hired at Baylor.
The best part about Rhule is he’s an incredible man who brings integrity back to Baylor. I could not think of a more perfect hire for a program in a tailspin.
Baylor gets an A+ for this hire, and should be on the winning track sooner rather than later.