Matt Rhule’s impending layoff has Nebraska and all college football teams looking for a new head coach on notice

Matt Rhule is going to be fired sooner or later, according to a new report, so Nebraska, ASU and other college football programs should prepare their ground.

Matt Rhule is the latest in a line of failed college football head coaches in the NFL.

The Panthers coach is 1-4 this season. He has a 28.9 winning percentage in the pros. And he’s going to be fired.

That’s according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, who reported that it’s a matter of when not if Rhule is fired.

Auburn, Nebraska, ASU and others should be ready for Matt Rhule’s layoff

The timing may be unknown at this point, but matters to Rhule, the Panthers, and every college football program that’s sure to target him.

Florio put it this way:

“Here’s a reason to do it sooner rather than later. If Rhule lands a job in the next NCAA hiring round, the Panthers will get dollar-for-dollar credit for any remaining buyouts. If Tepper keeps Rhule until the end of the season, the college positions could be filled.

Jobs like Nebraska and ASU are already open. It certainly feels like Auburn will open up soon enough. Rhule’s success at the collegiate level should have all of those teams paying close attention to his status in Carolina.

Rhule rebuilt a Baylor program reeling from the Art Briles scandal. He went 1-11 in his first season. Two years later, the Bears were 11-3 and playing in the Sugar Bowl.

Before Baylor, Rhule also pulled Temple from the depths to achieve two 10-win seasons in 2015 and 2016.

Of course, Rhule couldn’t work his rebuilding magic with the Panthers. However, his experience at Temple and Baylor seems hugely relevant to the likes of Nebraska and ASU, two programs in need of top-to-bottom renovations.

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