Shurmer’s firing seems inevitable at this point, but reports are split over Gettleman’s future. It’s important to understand where Baylor was when Rhule was hired. SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano reported that Rhule withdrew his name from the running after the Jets wanted him to choose his coaching staff from a list of assistants they would provide. All in all, Matt Rhule looks like a smart, dedicated, principled, disciplined, high energy coach who is capable of succeeding in difficult situations. How Matt Rhule went from scrappy Penn State walk-on to Panthers head coach Updated Jan 07, 2020; Posted Jan 07, 2020 Matt Rhule, pictured in 2014 as Temple head coach with his Bryant, age 10. The Playing and Coaching Legacy of New Carolina Panthers Head Coach Matt Rhule . “We all have to deal with things, so it is has been good for me just to remind myself to practice what I preach,” Rhule said. So, Rhule’s name has already been linked to two potential NFC openings. I mean, I guess Jay might’ve wanted Haslett, but I’ve always assumed that Dan & Bruce pressured him to keep the DC, along with Jacob Burney and Raheem Morris rather than firing the entire defensive staff, in an effort to save a bit of cash. ”I don’t want to say anything about THAT job ... at the end of the day, I’m never going to be in an arranged marriage,” he said on ESPN 1660 in Dallas. “lofty goals”, “big challenges”, and “transparency” all sound appealing to my ears. Rhule, however, could be a dark horse candidate. “But it’s just really, really painful and really hard to see. I’ve looked at three candidates already, two offensive coordinators, Eric Bieniemy and Greg Roman, and the defensive-minded former head coach of the Panthers, Ron Rivera. Despite my usual aversion to college coaches, I wouldn’t be unhappy to see him hired as the next coach of the Washington Redskins. The offensive line has huge issues. After dumping Todd Bowles, the Jets front office cast a wide net that reportedly included former Packers HC Mike McCarthy, Matt Rhule, former Dolphins coach Adam Gase, former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken, Cowboys defensive backs coach Kris Richard, and former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, who ended up getting hired by the Arizona Cardinals. Is Rhule the kind of guy who would willingly leave the Baylor program to come to the Redskins, where he will likely be pressured to make it work with Dwayne Haskins, and where, if history offers any guidance, he could also be under pressure to keep OC Kevin O’Connell, and possibly some other coaches as well? But, assuming that the Redskins and Rhule have mutual interest, what would make him an appealing candidate for the job? By: Tim Weaver. Rhule, without naming the Jets specifically, appeared to confirm that -- or at the very least, made his philosophy about accepting a head coaching job very clear. The situation was ugly, and the university, after parting ways with Briles in 2015, turned to longtime college head coach, Jim Groh, who got the football team through a difficult 2016 season, but Groh was not the long-term answer for Baylor, and so Rhule was lured away from Temple to take over the ailing Baylor program in 2017.