Nebraska reportedly close to hiring former Panthers HC Matt Rhule

It’s been a busy week for Matt Rhule. From joining Vic Carucci on The 33rd Team to hopping on the Good Morning Football desk, the former Carolina Panthers head coach emerged into the spotlight for the first time since his firing back on Oct. 10.

And now, that week may conclude on an extremely high note.

As first reported by ESPN senior writer Chris Low on Friday afternoon, Rhule is inching closer to securing a big opening back down in the college ranks—as the head coach at the University of Nebraska.

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Rhule, of course, rose to prominence due to his success at the collegiate level. His work in turning around teams at Temple University and Baylor University between 2013 and 2019 established him as a “program builder.”

Unfortunately for owner David Tepper and the Panthers, Rhule couldn’t do the same for them. Carolina, looking for a rebuild of their own, went 11-27 under Rhule and dismissed him in the third year of his seven-year, $62 million contract.

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Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire