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Matt Rhule reportedly pulls name from Indianapolis Colts’ search for a new head coach

It appears Baylor doesn’t have to worry about embarking on another coaching search after all.

In one of the more surprising developments of the 2017-18 coaching carousel, a report surfaced Wednesday that Baylor head coach Matt Rhule interviewed for the same job with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts earlier this week. A little over 24 hours later, another report has surfaced that Rhule has withdrawn his name from consideration for the job.

Whether that’s because he wasn’t in line to fill the opening or simply wanted to return to Waco hasn’t been determined.

Hired in December of 2016 by the Bears, Rhule was the permanent replacement for Art Briles, who was fired in the wake of the sexual assault scandal that rocked the university. In his first season in Waco, he led the Bears to a 1-11 record as the program continued dealing with the fallout of the scandal in the form of a depleted roster.