The Indianapolis Colts aren’t leaving any stone unturned in an attempt to replace the recently fired Chuck Pagano at head coach.
According to this report from ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, the Colts apparently interviewed Baylor head coach Matt Rhule for the same position earlier in the week.
SOURCES: Baylor coach Matt Rhule interviewed for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching vacancy earlier this week. Rhule, who completed his first season with the Bears in November, spent the 2012 season as the New York Giants offensive line coach. He is… https://t.co/5w6H7o0aqJ
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 10, 2018
Rhule, 42, just finished up his first season as head coach for the scandal-filled Bears football program — tallying a 1-11 overall record. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Temple for four seasons.
Rhule has previous coaching experience in the NFL as the New York Giants’ offensive line coach back in 2012. Despite seeing Baylor put up a disastrous 2017 campaign, Rhule is widely respected within the coaching community. He took over a complete dumpster fire in Waco, and couldn’t have been asked to put it out in Year 1.
Even then, this is a rather interesting development in the Colts’ coaching search.