The Colts have long been expected to have their eyes on a coach from the college ranks to take over as their head man, but very few would have guessed they would interview this one.
According to ESPN, the Colts interviewed Baylor head coach Matt Rhule for their open job this week. Rhule is coming off of a 1-11 season with the Bears.
Rhule does have NFL coaching experience, as he was the Giants’ offensive line coach in 2012 when New York defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl. He then coached Temple for the next five years and went 28-24 with the Owls.
He later took over one of the toughest coaching jobs in college football as he became the head man at Baylor after the school was rocked by a scandal in which multiple football players were accused and convicted of sexual assault.
The Bears had multiple players transfer and played a lot of freshmen this season, which resulted in their disappointing record. Rhule was not ever called on for bad coaching, he was simply in a tough situation.
The Colts have kept their interview list close to the chest, but there have been reports the team looked at Matt Nagy, who recently took the Bears head coaching position.