New York Giants: Short list for the next head coach

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4. Matt Rhule

Many may not remember that Matt Rhule actually has some experience with the New York Giants. He was the assistant offensive line coach in 2012 with the G-Men after six years at Temple. From there Rhule left and went back to Temple where he was the head coach from 2013-16, before becoming the head coach at Baylor, where he is currently.

This might be contrary to my statement that the Giants need a defensive-minded head coach, but I still think Rhule is a great option. Not only does he have experience in New York with the Giants, but he also has a great resume as a college coach.

  • 2019 Big 12 Coach of the Year
  • 2016 AAC Champion
  • 2019 Big 12 runner-up
  • 2x AAC runner-up
  • 47-42 overall record

In addition to the above accomplishments, Rhule did a great job with Baylor this past season. The Bears finished the regular season as Big 12 co-champs with a record of 11-2. They also forced overtime in the Big 12 Championship Game before falling to fourth-ranked Oklahoma. Baylor will be playing in the Sugar Bowl on New Years Day.

Rhule has a fantastic resume and the fact that he has experience being an offensive line coach, won’t hurt, considering the fact that the Giants offensive line has struggled in 2019, to say the least. Not only that but the Giants also have several young players on their offense, so having an offensive-minded head coach isn’t the worst thing in the world.

The fact that Rhule turned a Baylor program that went 7-6 in 2016 to a team that lost the Big 12 Championship Game in overtime to an FBS playoff team and has a bid to the Sugar Bowl, says a lot about Rhule and his coaching ability. Overall, Rhule is a solid candidate to be the New York Giants next head coach. Don’t be surprised if you start hearing his name and the G-Men in the same sentence soon.