Ranking The 25 Best College Football Head Coaches Right Now

25. Matt Rhule — Nebraska

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Rhule’s run in the NFL did not go as expected. He signed on as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers in 2020, hoping to bring the franchise some stability in the post-Cam Newton era. Rhule had a different Week 1 starter in each of his three seasons with the club, and failed to produce a single winning campaign. He was ousted midway through the ’22 season, and opted for a return to college football. Having gained notoriety for the turnaround at Baylor, Rhule hopes to resurrect a Nebraska program that has been relegated to a bottom-feeder in the Big Ten. Rhule has the credentials to get the job done, and he seems much more at home now that he’s returned to the college ranks.