Report: Matt Rhule withdraws from Colts’ coaching search

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Baylor coach Matt Rhule interviewed with the Colts earlier this week. A day after news of his interview got out, Rhule withdrew his name, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

The Colts’ search is narrowing with Rhule and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks out of the running.

It appears they are headed toward hiring an offensive-minded coach.

Besides Rhule, Indianapolis has interviewed Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, former Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard, Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel and former Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, according to Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. The Bears have since hired Nagy.

6 responses to “Report: Matt Rhule withdraws from Colts’ coaching search

  1. These guys are withdrawing same as McD and others withdrew last year when it became clear Shanahan was going to be the hire for the 49ers. McDaniels will end up the HC of Indy.

  2. RogerThat! says:
    January 11, 2018 at 11:45 pm
    I don’t know this guy, but I know he’s smart.

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    You don’t know him because he’s .460 as a head coach at the college level and just came off a 1-11 season at Baylor. With a track record like that, it’s hard to argue he has any business applying for an NFL-level HC vacancy, even with a team who’s in a situation like the Colts right now.

  3. Who ever the next HC is, I think his longevity will be tied directly to Andrew Luck’ health. If AL comes back healthy and with a GM who knows how to draft, the future would be bright. If AL is tarnished goods the stint could be a short one. I’ve enjoyed watching AL and hope he is 100%. It’s time for the circus to move on from Indy.

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