The Carolina Panthers have reached agreement to make Baylor’s Matt Rhule their new coach, according to ESPN.
Rhule had been rumored to be in the mix for the New York Giants head coaching job, but the 44-year-old said in December that he planned on returning to Baylor. That did not happen though and he will replace Ron Rivera in Carolina.
The Panthers are hoping that Rhule can do for them what he did for Baylor, taking a struggling program and turning it into a national power. The Bears were 1-11 in Rhule’s first season in 2017 but went 11-3 this season.