PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Temple football head coach Matt Rhule has agreed to be the new head coach at Baylor University.
“I am truly honored and humbled to join the Baylor Family and I can’t thank President Garland and Mack Rhoades enough for this incredible opportunity,” said Rhule via BaylorBears.com. “Baylor is a tremendous institution with a history of football success and I know the passion that so many have for the Bears will help bring the community together to reach even greater heights. I am excited to get started.”
Last week on the 94WIP Midday Show, Rhule talked about his commitment to Temple.
“No one is beating down my door right now and I don’t anticipate that,” Rhule said on Thursday. “I’m kind of a city guy, a Philly guy, been at Temple for 10 years. I don’t make promises, I don’t pretend to know what’s gonna happen, but I got no one calling me.”
Rhule is 28-23 in four seasons as Temple head coach. Rhule has gone 20-7 over the past two seasons, the best two-year stretch in Temple football history culminating in an AAC championship over Navy last weekend.
Rhule, 41, is a former Penn State linebacker from State College, PA.
Baylor finished 6-6 this season after winning their first six games under interim head coach Jim Grobe.