Matt Rhule Withdraws From Colts’ Search

The Colts interviewed Baylor head coach Matt Rhule in an expansive search to replace Chuck Pagano, but their search thinned out a bit on Thursday night.

Rhule will opt to stay at Baylor, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. This comes after a scheduled Thursday interview with Carolina DC Steve Wilks did not occur.

Rapoport noted the Colts appear to be gearing their search around a more offensive-minded leader. The 42-year-old Rhule has coached on both sides of the ball, with his NFL experience coming as the Giants’ offensive line coach (in 2012), but his most recent assistant jobs (at Temple) were on offense. This leaves Josh McDaniels alone as an offensively geared coach in a search that included meetings with Seahawks DC Kris Richard and Texans DC Mike Vrabel.

Rhule will coach at the Waco, Texas, program for a second season. He was Temple’s HC for four seasons prior to getting the Big 12 gig.

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  1. Thronson5

    I’m sure Colts fans are happy he is bowing out. Not too sure if I was a Colts fan if I’d be happy with that hire. I personally hope they get McDaniels..think that would be a great hire for Luck. Let’s just hope their O Line can start to protect him and they can get more talent on offense.

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    • itslonelyatthetrop

      Gonna need a lot of help on that siv of an O-line.

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  2. itslonelyatthetrop

    That’s good of Rhule to withdraw. It would be in very poor taste to leave Baylor after just one season.

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