Carolina Panthers fire head football coach Matt Rhule, formerly of Baylor

Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule talks to down judge Patrick Turner (13) during the...
Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule talks to down judge Patrick Turner (13) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)(Jason Behnken | AP)
Published: Oct. 10, 2022 at 10:46 AM CDT
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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (KWTX) - The Carolina Panthers on Monday announced the team is parting ways with head coach Matt Rhule following Sunday’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

The Panthers fell to 1-4 after the loss at home. Rhule leaves the team with an 11-27 record and a .289 winning percentage. His Panthers finished 5-11 in 2020 and 5-12 last season.

The 47-year-old Rhule was hired by the Panthers after a stellar final season at Baylor and was awarded a seven-year contract with $62 million guaranteed.

Rhule had a college head coaching record of 47-42; engineering successful turnarounds at both Temple and Baylor.

The Panthers will now be led on an interim basis by defensive/secondary coach Steve Wilks, who previously spent one year as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

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