The Indianapolis Colts were the laughing stock of the NFL on Tuesday, after New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels decided to return to Foxboro after he agreed to terns to become the Colts next head coach.
That led to the franchise re-opening their coaching search and going back to square one.
As they look to fill the vacancy, one college football coach has reportedly emerged as a real contender for the job.
During an appearance on ESPN SportsCenter Wednesday morning, NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that Baylor Bears head coach Matt Rhule could be in the mix.
Adam Schefter just said on SportsCenter that the Colts could again look at Baylor HC Matt Rhule, who previously interviewed for the job.
— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) February 7, 2018
This is an interesting note, because Wednesday is also National Signing Day.
With the Baylor football coach’s name popping up in the headlines as an NFL target and someone who could potentially bolt from Waco in a few days, it could severely impact a number of recruits who could be considering the Bears.
There have been a number of other candidates mentioned for the job, including Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub, former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard, Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich and quarterback coach Steve DeFilippo.
We will have to see how this all pans out.