Baylor football coach Matt Rhule has made perhaps one of the most long overdue and obvious decisions in recent memory.
As the program continues to be associated with the sexual assault scandal during the Art Briles era and after two of Rhule’s assistants have been arrested and fired — one for soliciting a prostitute and another for sending inappropriate texts to an underage girl — he has decided to establish a “code of conduct for every person” at the university.
“I can’t really comment on the specifics because they were personnel matters,” Rhule said, via Max Olson of ESPN.
“But what I will say is, I feel like we’ve established clear expectations and a code of conduct for every person — for myself, for coaches, for the staff, for the players. I think hopefully everyone knows in our program that if you fail to meet those expectations, you’re going to be held accountable.”
The program has also seen defensive back Travon Blanchard being accused of domestic violence, which has left him suspended.
According to Rhule, Blanchard remains suspended.
“He’s not participating in winter or spring until the conclusion of the ongoing investigation that’s happening for him,” Rhule said. “Until that’s resolved, he’ll remain suspended.”
It’s going to take a lot of work for Rhule to change the culture at Baylor, but let’s hope he continues to give an honest effort.