This morning, the Carolina Panthers officially cut ties with head coach Matt Rhule.
The Panthers have fired HC Matt Rhule per @RapSheet.
Defensive pass-game coordinator/secondary coach Steve Wilks takes over as interim HC. pic.twitter.com/mOzsKJixbx
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Over the course of his time in Carolina, Rhule compiled an 11-27 record. In the big leagues, that’s just not going to get it done
Now that Rhule is unemployed, the prospect of him returning to the college game is legitimate. After all, Rhule found great success at both Temple and Baylor. He has shown that he can put together great seasons in the Big 12, leading the Bears to a Big 12 Championship in 2019.
One team that could possibly be looking for a head coach soon is our very own Mountaineers. If things continue to fall off the tracks for Neal Brown, then Rhule could potentially be a replacement for him. If we’re being honest, WVU would be a fool not to consider him.
His success at Baylor says it all for him. He knows how to win in the Big 12, and do it quickly. He took the Bears from a 1-11 record his first season to a Big 12 Championship appearance in 2019. That’s very impressive considering the horrible shape the Bears were left in after Art Briles.
West Virginia is not lacking talent either. They have the pieces to where Rhule can come in and be successful immediately, that is if they stick around.
The case for Matt Rhule is simple and clear. If West Virginia can lure him in should they separate from Neal Brown, then this should be a no-brainer.
However, only time will tell.