Baylor football

First-year coach Matt Rhule (left) believes his Baylor program will benefit from the 2017 season.

Staff photo — Rod Aydelotte

Baylor’s Matt Rhule interviewed for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching vacancy earlier this week, ESPN reported on Wednesday.

Rhule did not respond to a Tribune-Herald request for comment, and Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades declined to comment, citing Baylor personnel policy.

“We are aware of the report. As is customary with Baylor’s personnel practices, we can’t provide further comment,” Baylor spokesman Taylor Bryan said.

Rhule took over as Baylor head coach in December of 2016, and went 1-11 in his first season last year.

He does have NFL coaching experience, as an offensive line coach for the New York Giants in 2012.

The other coaches who have reportedly interviewed for the Indianapolis job are already in the NFL – Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard, Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks and Chiefs offensive coordinator Mike Nagy, who was hired as head coach of the Chicago Bears.

The Colts job opened when the team fired Chuck Pagano after six seasons, including a 4-12 record in 2017.

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