Well, Temple football was fun while it lasted. So much for Matt Rhule coaching the Eagles. So much for that statue. Rhule leaves to coach in the Big 12 for perennially top 25 team.
Rhule was making $1.3 million at Temple (which is obscene). Baylor’s previous coach made $4.2 million. Money talks.
I discussed with Jim, who is here packing Ugly Christmas Sweatshirts with no breaks, little water or food, his tough decision:
So much for sticking around:
UPDATE: And there you have it:
OFFICIAL: We have our new Head Football Coach. Welcome to Matt Rhule and his family. #SicEm ?
— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) December 6, 2016
UPDATE 2: Matt Rhule, last year:
“This is hard man,” Rhule admitted. “This is really, really hard. People start coming to your door and say hey, ‘I got four million dollars.’ But you know what, I’d rather coach Temple’s kids. I love these kids. I’d rather coach here and coach Temple’s kids then just sell my soul for four million dollars. That is the truth and that’s as honest and open as I can be with you guys.”
H/T to (@yoitsbird)