Matt Rhule has done a remarkable job turning around the Temple Owls Football program, previously known to be one of the worst in the FBS. Now, he'll have the opportunity to turn around the seedy narrative surrounding the Baylor University football program, as ESPN's Brett McMurphy learned he would be hired as the next football coach on Tuesday.

About the coach

Rhule joined the Temple coaching staff in 2006 as the defensive line coach, but eventually moved around the field before beginning a stint as offensive coordinator in 2008. In 2012, Rhule left the college game to become the assistant offensive line coach for the New York Giants.

He returned to the program at the end of the 2012 season, when he became the head coach of Temple.

Rhule oversaw an incredible turnaround at Temple. In his first year, the team went 2-10, but improved to 6-6 in Rhule's second season. By 2015, the Owls were 10-2 and Rhule was being courted by both Syracuse and Missouri to be their next coach. He decided to stick at Temple for another year, where the team again went 10-2 and just won their first conference championship in 49 years.

Reforming Baylor football

Baylor football began this season 6-0 and seemed to have hope for making the playoff before losing their next six games in increasingly ugly fashion. The football team was good, but was likely crushed under the weight of investigations surrounding years of sexual assault allegations around the team that were mishandled by coaches and administration, leading to the ousting of the school's president, athletic director, and coach, Art Briles.

Jim Grobe served as the interim coach of the team for the entire season.

Rhule beat out a list of candidates including California's Sonny Dykes, SMU's Chad Morris, and Arkansas State's Blake Anderson, all head coaches at their current programs.

In an ironic twist, Rhule played football under coach Joe Paterno at Penn State; Paterno was later found to have mishandled sexual abuse claims made by various parties before resigning in disgrace.

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