Matt Rhule may still have some strong Texas ties from his previous run at Baylor
As expected, you are going to see former Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule up for consideration for many college openings. He may have failed miserably in the NFL, but Rhule is a college guy at heart. He did remarkable things at Baylor and Temple before that. Not to say he will have the pick of the litter with all these vacancies, but he will make a major program very happy.
What makes Texas A&M an interesting fit for Rhule is he already had previous success in-state at Waco. He probably still has strong recruiting ties in-state prior to departing for the NFL. Rhule has coached on both sides of the ball, so that is a big plus for him as well. Where there is some pause for Rhule is that this is big-time Power Five football. He did skip a step when heading to the NFL…
Like with Auburn, taking over at Texas A&M would be both challenging and rewarding for Rhule.
This job right here is the one that could pry Deion Sanders out of the HBCU ranks
What if I told you there was a head coach out there who would make your team look good, make your fanbase feel good and make your players play good? We are absolutely talking about Jackson State Tigers head coach Deion Sanders. Coach Prime may be doing extraordinary things at the HBCU level, but money talks. No program spends money quite like Texas A&M does these days.
Like Matt Rhule, Sanders would be a candidate for any potential vacancy. From Arizona State to Auburn to Georgia Tech, Coach Prime could be the cure to what ails them. However, everything is bigger in Texas. Sanders became an unquestioned superstar on the field in Dallas. Recruiting, building a staff and having his players play hard are all things Sanders can bring to the table here.
If Texas A&M is done with the Fisher fiasco, there is only one name to call this time: Prime Time.