Latest Matt Rhule News

Pitre began as lone recruit for No. 9 Baylor after scandal

Dec. 03, 2021 02:00 AM EST

Jalen Pitre stuck with his long-time commitment to Baylor while every other recruit bailed in the wake of a horrendous scandal. He was in a class all by himself when coach Matt Rhule was hired in December 2016, six months after Art Briles was fired. Under an interim...

Struggling Panthers limp into bye week having lost 7 of 9

Dec. 02, 2021 14:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian used to recite an old adage: you never want to get too high in the NFL because you’re only two weeks away from disaster. One of Polian’s former teams, the Carolina Panthers, is learning that firsthand. ...

Oklahoma State faces Baylor for Big 12 title with eye on CFP

Dec. 02, 2021 13:46 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy feels his team has been in playoff mode for several weeks. With one more win and a little help, the fifth-ranked Cowboys could be one of the four teams in the actual College Football Playoff. A victory in their...

QB Newton experiencing trials of playing behind shaky O-line

Nov. 29, 2021 14:16 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is beginning to experience the hardships of playing behind Carolina’s porous offensive line. And the results weren’t pretty on Sunday. Newton was sacked five times, threw two interceptions and finished 5 of 21...

Newton struggles in Panthers' loss at Dolphins

Nov. 28, 2021 17:41 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Cam Newton had just scored a rushing touchdown and was in a celebratory mood. He grabbed the football back from one of his teammates, headed over toward the stands and softly tossed it toward someone he spotted in the seats. It bounced off...

Dolphins win 4th straight, roll past Panthers 33-10

Nov. 28, 2021 17:09 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa was nearly flawless. Cam Newton endured his worst statistical day as a pro. A blocked punt was returned for a touchdown. In all three phases, the Miami Dolphins had all the answers. Jaylen Waddle had nine...

Dolphins seek to extend streak, Panthers seek return to .500

Nov. 26, 2021 12:32 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — There’s nothing that impressive about a 5-7 record. That is, unless it comes after a 1-7 start. This is the mission for the Miami Dolphins this week, to get to 5-7 after losing seven of their first eight games to start a...

Holcomb still chasing dream of becoming NFL head coach

Nov. 26, 2021 11:04 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As an African American growing up in Queens, New York, Al Holcomb spent his fall Sundays watching Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys on television, and dreaming of one day becoming an NFL head coach. The 51-year-old Holcomb has spent more than a...

Newton stays positive after loss on 'resurrection day'

Nov. 21, 2021 19:36 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Nov. 21 will always be his personal “resurrection day.” It was on this day 13 years ago that Newton was arrested while at the University of Florida. He was charged with felony counts of burglary,...

Heinicke, Washington spoil Newton's homecoming 27-21

Nov. 21, 2021 18:31 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke was by far the lesser-known of the two quarterbacks making their return to Charlotte on Sunday. But it was Heinicke who upstaged Cam Newton by throwing for 206 yards and three touchdowns against the league’s top-ranked pass...