The Colts reportedly interviewed Baylor head coach Matt Rhule yesterday for their head coaching position. And now, he is taking himself out of the running.
Matt Rhule was a name not many Indianapolis Colts fans knew. He is the head man at Baylor, and recently just finished his first year there with an 1-11 record. Prior to that he was the head coach at Temple.
Rhule was interviewed yesterday by the Colts brass to see if he would be a good fit for the head job in Indy. While Rhule doesn’t have much in terms of head coaching experience, he is thought to be an up and coming offensive mind.
The Colts clearly want to hire an offensive minded guy after the failure of hiring former defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. Indianapolis clearly wants to get someone who can help develop Andrew Luck and allow him to get to the next level.
Apparently though, Rhule has other ideas. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Rhule has pulled himself out of consideration for the Colts head coaching job.
Rhule clearly wants to stay at Baylor and learn the ropes of major college football a bit more. That might be a smart move considering this is his only major head coaching job on his resumé thus far.
The Colts will need to find another candidate to take over the job. Indy can afford to be choosy though, as this is one of the more attractive head coaching jobs still available.