Baylor Football confirmed the hire shortly afterwards on their official Twitter account:
OFFICIAL: We have our new Head Football Coach. Welcome to Matt Rhule and his family. #SicEm ?
— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) December 6, 2016
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.
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.