I watched Matt Rhule's intro presser at Baylor. Here's what he talked about that day:— Max Henson (@PanthersMax) January 7, 2020
- Build great men
- Let your great players be great
- Don't beat yourself
- A team that makes everyone proud
- Let's have fun while we do this
From @gmfb: The #Panthers swooped in and hired #Baylor coach Matt Rhule in a stealth move. One big draw was #Panthers owner David Tepper being willing to put money into the sports science program that Rhule wants. Resources won’t be a problem. pic.twitter.com/CIB52vDldE— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 7, 2020
Rhule said he has complete control of hiring his staff in Carolina, and is in the process of talking to prospective assistants.— Brice Cherry (@BriceCherry) January 7, 2020
Matt Rhule, a former walk-on at Penn State, worked his way up the coaching ranks by taking just about any job, for any position group. In 2015, he became the first Temple head coach to beat Penn State since 1941. I was there, and struck by the ferocity of his pass-rush (10 sacks)— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) January 7, 2020
Matt Rhule took over a 4-7 Temple team in 2013 and led them to 2 of their 3 10-win seasons within 4 years.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 7, 2020
He took over a Baylor team rocked by scandal in 2017 and had the Bears vying for a playoff spot within 3 seasons.
The man can build and lead a football team.
Matt Rhule to the Carolina Panthers!— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) January 7, 2020
Panthers fans you got one hell of a ball coach. Rhule took the Baylor Bears from a 1-11 team, marred by scandal and turmoil, to 11-1... IN TWO YEARS!
10/11 defensive starters this year started on his 1-11 team.
He did it by COACHING!