Last week, the Baylor Bears squared off against the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl. After struggling in the first half, the Bears attempted to rally in the second half, outscoring the Bulldogs.
However, when quarterback Charlie Brewer was knocked out of the game, Baylor couldn’t complete the comeback bid, falling 26-14.
Not long after the game came to a close, Baylor head coach Matt Rhule’s name started popping up in the headlines as a potential head coach at the NFL level. Rhule emerged as a serious NFL coaching candidate last season, but decided to remain with the Bears.
After leading Baylor to an 11-3 season – just two years after going 1-11 – Rhule’s name popped up once again, and this time seems to be more serious.
According to the latest report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Rhule is scheduled to interview with the New York Giants on Tuesday.
A big day in the coaching search landscape:
— The #Giants interview #Baylor coach Matt Rhule, a top choice for them.
— The #Panthers interview #Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, a top choice for them.
Both organizations could move to hire their candidates today if they so desire.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 7, 2020
He interviewed with the New York Jets ahead of the 2019 season, but reportedly passed on the job.
After another, more successful, season at Baylor, Rhule could finally be headed to the NFL. He worked as an assistant coach for the Giants in 2012 before landing his first head coaching gig at Temple.
Stay tuned for the latest on Rhule.