Baylor head coach Matt Rhule is staying put.
Rhule is in the middle of a major rebuild in Waco, both on and off the field, in the wake of the scandal-filled tenure of Art Briles.
His team went 1-11 this year, with its lone win coming over 1-11 Kansas.
Despite Baylor’s struggles, Rhule remains highly regarded as a coach, enough to reportedly interviewwith the Indianapolis Colts for their head coaching vacancy.
However, Rhule has pulled his name out of the search, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
No reason was given why Rhule backed out.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 12, 2018
Rapoport’s tweet doesn’t indicate whether Rhule was offered the job–we’d figure that is unlikely–or if the team said it was seriously considering him and he backed out.
Either way, he’s sticking it out for at least one more year as he tries to mend the reputation of the Baylor program.