Dan Graziano says a new potential candidate has emerged for the Jets, Baylor head coach Matt Rhule.
Source says the Jets have expressed interest in Baylor coach Matt Rhule for their head coaching position. It’s unclear when or if an interview has been scheduled, but the Jets are scheduled to be in Texas this weekend for a Sunday interview with Cowboys assistant Kris Richard.— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) January 4, 2019
Rhule has been getting a lot of NFL buzz recently. So many people have been talking about him that I started thinking it was odd that there was no talk about him being a potential Jets candidate.
It is difficult to say how well Rhule would translate to the NFL, but there are a lot of people who think highly of him. His body of work is also solid. He spent four years as Temple’s head coach, inheriting a 4 win team from Steve Addazio. In his third and fourth years, Rhule won 10 games.
That landed him the Baylor job, a problem that was coming out of a major scandal. His first year was a rough 1-11 campaign, but the Bears improved to 7-6 this year.
In some ways I’ve been underwhelmed by the names we’ve been hearing from this coaching search so I am happy to see the list of candidates expand and for one of them to be a coach of Rhule’s caliber.