It’s Black Monday in the NFL and it’s the day when coaches across the league end up getting fired. One of those coaches who was fired, as expected, is Pat Shurmur of the New York Giants.
And within minutes of Shurmur getting fired, Baylor head coach Matt Rhule’s name was surfacing in reports from Kim Jones of the NFL Network.
When discussing the possibility of Rhule, with the fact that GM Dave Gettleman, who is not a popular figure, is staying put, Jones said, “when discussing the possibility of Rhule, we already saw a year ago, that Rhule, the Baylor coach, is willing to say, ‘not now’ to the NFL and return to Baylor if he doesn’t get what he wants.”
You can see the full report here.
Rhule spent one season in the NFL and it just so happened to be with the New York Giants as the assistant offensive line coach in 2012. After one season he became then head coach at Temple from 2013 to 2016 and has been at Baylor since the start of the 2017 season, where he went from winning one game to reaching the Big 12 Championship Game this season.
The Bears are set to take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.
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