Latest Matt Rhule News

Nebraska hires Orange's Tony White as defensive coordinator

Dec. 09, 2022 17:39 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New Nebraska coach Matt Rhule announced Friday that Tony White will serve as the Huskers’ defensive coordinator and Donovan Raiola will remain the offensive line coach. White spent the past three seasons as the defensive coordinator at Syracuse. The Orange...

Minnesota gives Fleck 1-year extension, plus raise

Dec. 07, 2022 19:26 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck had his contract extended Wednesday by an additional year with a $1 million raise in annual salary, after the latest round of big spending by Big Ten rivals. The new seven-year deal will run through the 2029 season, the...

Panthers waive struggling QB Mayfield, a former No. 1 pick

Dec. 05, 2022 13:50 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The short-lived Baker Mayfield era is over in Carolina. The Panthers waived the struggling quarterback on Monday after the 2018 No. 1 draft pick asked for his release. Mayfield would be subject to waivers and become a free agent if he goes unclaimed. ...

Marcus Satterfield leaves Gamecocks to be Nebraska's new OC

Dec. 01, 2022 12:29 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Satterfield will join new Nebraska coach Matt Rhule's staff as offensive coordinator after serving in the same role at South Carolina for two seasons. Rhule announced the hirings of five on-field assistants and a strength coach Thursday. He was...

Former Nebraska interim coach arrested in domestic case

Nov. 30, 2022 20:38 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mickey Joseph, Nebraska's interim football coach for nine games after Scott Frost's firing, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of strangulation and third-degree domestic assault. Police went to a Lincoln residence in the afternoon after a report of a domestic...

Huskers pay premium for Rhule to bring back program's glory

Nov. 28, 2022 18:25 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Matt Rhule said he had plenty of options after he got fired by the Carolina Panthers. He could have taken a year off from football or worked in television. Or he could jump back into college coaching. A number of schools reached out to him, he said, but only...

Panthers' Wilks building case to be full-time head coach

Nov. 28, 2022 18:12 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steve Wilks is building a solid case to become the next full-time head coach of the Carolina Panthers. And he’s doing it his way. Wilks became the team’s interim head coach on Oct. 10, inheriting a team that was floundering at 1-4 under...

Nebraska signs Matt Rhule to 8-year deal as football coach

Nov. 26, 2022 13:05 PM EST

After six straight losing seasons and more than 20 years removed from its 1990s heyday, Nebraska is turning to Matt Rhule to rebuild its football program and make it competitive in the Big Ten Conference. Rhule signed an eight-year contract to be the Cornhuskers' next coach and will...

AP source: Nebraska closing in on Matt Rhule as coach

Nov. 25, 2022 19:29 PM EST

Nebraska and former Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule were finalizing a deal Friday to make him the Cornhuskers' coach. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that after several days of discussions, Nebraska made Rhule an offer Thursday that...

Panthers bench Mayfield; Darnold to start at QB vs Broncos

Nov. 22, 2022 17:26 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It’s Sam Darnold’s turn at quarterback for the struggling Carolina Panthers. The team announced Tuesday that Darnold will make his season debut on Sunday against the Denver Broncos after interim head coach Steve Wilks decided to bench Baker Mayfield...