Coach Matt Rhule is reportedly leaving Temple University after agreeing to a coaching job Baylor‘s football program, Fox Sports first reported on Tuesday.

Baylor Football confirmed the hire shortly afterwards on their official Twitter account:

This news comes just days after Rhule led Temple’s football team to the American Athletic Conference Championship, their first major conference title since 1967, following a 34-10 win against Navy on Saturday.

Rhule is responsible for turning around Temple’s football program, sporting a 28-23 overall record over his four years at the university, including back-to-back 10-win seasons in the last two. Due to his success during his tenure at Temple, Rhule became one of the more desired college head coaches. However, his success with the team has also left many students at Temple shocked and surprised by his departure.

Rhule will replace Jim Grobe, who took over as Baylor’s interim head coach after long-time head coach Art Briles was fired due to his involvement in the Baylor football scandal last year.

Assistant head coach Ed Foley will fill the role of Temple’s interim head coach when Temple plays their final game of the season against Wake Forest in the Military Bowl Game on Dec. 27 and beyond, the Owl Sports official site said.

 

 

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