One coach has made a decision on his NFL future after becoming a surprise head coaching candidate Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 31: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish talks to head coach Matt Rhule of the Temple Owls prior to the game on October 31, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Baylor coach Matt Rhule had reportedly interviewed for the open Indianapolis Colts head coaching job earlier in the week. However, it appears that he is not interested in taking over an NFL team, at least for right now.

It?s not uncommon for college coaches to interview for NFL positions, but Rhule just finished his first season at Baylor, and the Bears were 1-11 in 2017.

To be fair to Rhule, he inherited a messy situation in Waco, so the 1-11 campaign isn?t necessarily an indictment of his coaching skills.

Before taking over at Baylor, Rhule turned the Temple program around rather quickly. He went 2-10 his first year at Temple, and then he followed that up with a 6-6 season and back-to-back 10-win seasons and a conference championship.

Rhule, 42, was also the offensive line coach for the New York Giants in 2012.

Naturally, getting back to the NFL might be a little easier in that he won’t have to worry about recruiting or pleasing boosters — trading them out for owners and a GM. However, if Rhule can turn around the Bears in the next year or two and get them back to being respectable he could make a bigger and better name for himself in coaching circles going forward.

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