Matt Rhule Reportedly Will Be Named Baylor Head Coach

Mike ChiariFeatured Columnist

STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Matt Rhule of the Temple Owls in action during the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions on September 17, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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With Baylor's football team experiencing a slide under interim head coach Jim Grobe, the program has reportedly settled on a new full-time replacement.

Continue for updates.

Baylor Reportedly Hires Rhule

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman, citing a source, reported Temple's Matt Rhule will be named Baylor's new head coach.

Brohm to Sit Down with Baylor

Saturday, Dec. 3

Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports reported Baylor is set to meet with Western Kentucky head coach Jeff Brohm on Sunday.

MacIntyre Denies Interest in Baylor Job

Saturday, Dec. 3

"I'm not going to Baylor," Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre said, per Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post. "I love it at Colorado. And my family loves Colorado."

Baylor Still Paring Down Candidate List

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Forde reported there are five or six candidates still in contention for the Baylor head coaching position.

On Monday, Travis Haney of 247Sports reported North Carolina's Larry Fedora and California's Sonny Dykes were among the coaches in the mix.

Baylor Zeroing In on Dykes for Head Coaching Vacancy

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Dykes is "expected to be the focus" of Baylor's search, according to Mark Schlabach of

Morris Reportedly Out of Running

Monday, Nov. 28

Haney reported that "Baylor and [SMU head coach Chad] Morris are moving on."

Haney's sources said negotiations "hit a snag" over Morris' desire for "another in-state job driving the price tag" and Baylor's waning interest after SMU's loss to Navy in which it allowed 75 points.

On Nov. 22, Pat Doney of NBC 5 reported Morris had agreed in principle to take the Baylor job. However, Feldman reported Doney's report was "not true" and that the job hasn't been offered to any candidate.

John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald later reported Morris hadn't even been contacted regarding the opening.

On Nov. 18, Haney reported Morris was among the candidates Baylor was considering.

Morris is just 7-17 in two seasons with the Mustangs, but they are 5-7 in 2016 and hold a victory over Houston. A source indicated to Haney that Baylor's higher-ups are comfortable with the idea of Morris' being the school's next head coach.

Miles Reportedly Under Consideration

Friday, Nov. 18's Dennis Dodd noted Nov. 16 that former LSU head coach Les Miles is in the mix to be the next head coach at Baylor.

According to Dodd, Miles is open to the possibility of any Power Five job, including Baylor.

Miles is the most successful of all the options linked to Baylor with a national championship to his credit and seven 10-win seasons at LSU.

Baylor Slumped to End Season

The school installed Grobe as the Bears head coach after Art Briles was fired amid sexual assault allegations by Baylor students against some of his players.

Baylor started 6-0 under Grobe this season, but it lost five straight to end the season and struggled mightily on the defensive side.

Baylor has proved to be a contending team in recent years, as it won at least 10 games in four of five seasons from 2011 through 2015, but it has yet to get over the hump in terms of vying for a national championship.


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