Carolina Panthers to Hire Matt Rhule as New Head Coach

Liam McKeone
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One more head coach spot has been filled in the NFL, as Pete Thamel reports the Carolina Panthers plan to hire Matt Rhule as their new head coach.

Rhule will come over from Baylor, where he turned the program around in the span of three years; he went 11-3 this past season and earned Baylor a Sugar Bowl berth. He'll inherit a solid situation in Carolina, and will already have a ready-made superstar in Christian McCaffrey to use to his heart's delight.

What direction the franchise is going in will largely be determined by what they decide to do with Cam Newton. The next few months will be telling for the future of the franchise, but they have their man to lead them into a new era.