Matt Rhule texts Baylor players he wanted to bring his process to the NFL
The Carolina Panthers wasted no time in finding their next head coach in Matt Rhule. Unfortunately, everything happened so quickly that he was unable to give any kind of heads up to his former team at Baylor.
The news came without warning for the Bears following an 11-1 campaign that ended with trips to the Big 12 Championship and the Sugar Bowl. According to Darby Brown of KWTX, Rhule sent a text to his team to apologize for how the news was broken:
“I’m sorry you guys are hearing about this from the media,” Rhule said in the text. “I love you and this team. I have a unique chance to go try to win a Super Bowl and take the Process to the NFL. I hope you understand. I’ll be here in town so please come see me at any time.”
Although Rhule’s sudden departure is a bittersweet feeling for those that played under him in recent years, his decision to make the jump back to the NFL is certainly understandable. Regardless, there is no denying that there was a better way to go about having his team find out.
The process that Rhule is referring to is something that those in central Texas have gotten to experience firsthand over the last three seasons. He led quite the turnaround at Baylor after going 1-11 in his first season before making a 10-win jump just two years later.
Matt Rhule will now best tasked with doing the same in Carolina after finishing the 2019 NFL season with a 5-11 record.