Baylor's Matt Rhule Passes on NFL to Remain in Waco with Bears

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When Matt Rhule's name started to get tossed around as the next head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, it surprised some and seemed like a logical move to others. Rhule's style of coaching would translate well in the NFL, but would the coach of the Baylor Bears want the pressure of fixing a broken franchise with an owner who is well-known for public intoxication and bad business decisions?

The simple answer is no.

Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades announced on ESPN Radio in Central Texas that Rhule's status with the program had not changed, reaffirming the coach's plans to remain in Waco.

"I can certainly tell everyone right now that Matt Rhule is our head football coach, is going to be our head football coach and is excited about being our head football coach," Rhoades said.

"He has great love for this university," continued Rhoades. "He believes in what we're doing and how we're building it. For us, it's about moving forward. Other coaches are going to get contacted and talked about and visit with other places. And again, we're always going to handle that the right way the best that we can."

It looks like fans of the Baylor Bears can breathe a sigh of relief for now with Matt Rhule planning to continue the rebuild project he started last season.