Head coach Matt Rhule of the Baylor Bears reacts during the game against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina.
Rhule, 42, recently completed the first year of his seven-year contract at Baylor University, where the Bears finished with an abysmal 1-11 record. He was an assistant at Temple from 2006-2011, then became the program's head coach from 2013-2016.
The Colts head coaching search continues but two candidates have removed themselves from consideration. Rhule was mentioned as an extreme dark horse candidate for the Giants' opening last month, based exclusively on that flimsy connection to his only National Football League coaching experience. Indianapolis clearly wants to get someone who can help develop Andrew Luck and allow him to get to the next level. The NFL job has been open since the team fired Chuck Pagano in December after six years with the organization.
The Colts have always been expected to have their eyes on a coach from the college ranks to take over as their head man, but very few would have guessed they would interview this one. Indy can afford to be choosy though, as this is one of the more attractive head coaching jobs still available.