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Carolina Panthers Hire Baylor’s Matt Rhule as New Head Coach

The Panthers have landed their man, as the team and Baylor head coach Matt Rhule have come to terms to take over as the Panthers top man.

Panthers team owner David Tepper spent Monday with Rhule and his family in Waco, Texas, and didn’t want to risk Rhule getting on a plane to go elsewhere, the NFL Network reported.

Yahoo Sports first reported that the two sides were finalizing an agreement. Many felt that Rhule would find his way to New York to be the coach of the Giants, who hired Patriots special teams/wide receivers coach Joe Judge Tuesday.

Prior to landing the job with Temple, Rhule served as an assistant offensive line coach for the New York Giants during the 2012 season under Tom Coughlin.

Rhule replaces Ron Rivera, who was fired toward the end of the 2019 season and was replaced by defensive backs coach Perry Fewell in the interim.

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