Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Baylor names Temple's Matt Rhule as its new head coach.

Baylor has found its new full-time head coach. The school announced that Matt Rhule, most recently head coach at Temple, will become its new head coach on Tuesday.

Baylor athletic director Mack Rhodes IV praised Rhule in a statement released by the school.

"We could not be more excited to welcome Matt, Julie and their children to the Baylor Family," said Rhoades. "When we set out on our search for a new leader of our football program, we wanted a coach who shared our values, who had demonstrated success, who showed a true commitment to the overall student-athlete and who we believed could lead Baylor to a national championship. We found all of that and more in Matt and I know that he will be a perfect fit with the Baylor Family."

Baylor has been with out a full time head coach since the school fired Art Briles in May over his involvement in a scandal involving the coverup of allegations that members of the Bears football team has sexually assaulted female students of the school. 

Jim Grobe, who has served as Baylor's interim head coach during the 2016 college football season, will coach his final game in that role when the Bears face Boise State in the 2016 Cactus Bowl on Dec. 27.

Rhule had a 28-23 record during his four seasons as Temple head coach. Under his leadership went from going 2-10 in 2013 to a 10-4 season and The American Athletic Conference championship in 2016. The Owls upset Navy 34-10 in the AAC title game this past Saturday. 

Temple tight ends coach Ed Foley will serve as the Owls'  interim head coach when the team faces Wake Forest in the 2016 Military Bowl. 

(via ESPN)

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