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Baylor Hiring Surprising Candidate To Replace Matt Rhule?

Baylor Hiring Surprising Candidate To Replace Matt Rhule?

Baylor Hiring Surprising Candidate To Replace Matt Rhule?

Is Baylor hiring a surprising candidate to replace Matt Rhule?

On Tuesday, news emerged confirming what most had been expecting for several days now: Rhule was jumping to the NFL.

The 44-year-old signed a seven-year, $60 million contract with the Carolina Panthers that could pay him $70 million when it is all said and done.

According to ESPN insider Dari Nowkah, an interesting candidate has emerged to replace him at Baylor: Hugh Freeze.

“Just a hunch,” Nowkah said.

“Watch for Baylor to look hard at hiring Hugh Freeze. I realize his past at Ole Miss, but I also think Baylor could look more at his ‘redemption’ at Liberty.”

With Freeze at the helm Liberty went 8-5 on the season, including a 23-16 win against Georgia Southern in the Cure Bowl.

Freeze landed at Liberty three years after a messy goodbye with Ole Miss. Between multiple recruiting violations and a saga involving a female escort service, many wondered if he would ever land another major collegiate coaching gig again.

As it turns out, the answer is yes.

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Carlos Garcia

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  1. Thanks to Matt Rhule, your presence at Baylor and your coaching while it was for a short 3 years will leave a tremendous impact on how the players played and how your leadership made a lasting impression, from a fan I wish you the very best in Carolina,

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