Rhule made Cooper his first hire after accepting the position December 6, 2016 and leading Temple's Owls to a 20-7 record through two seasons - the best two-season mark in school history.
Rhule was interviewed yesterday by the Colts brass to see if he would be a good fit for the head job in Indy.
The same week ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reported Matt Rhule interviewed for the Indianapolis Colt's head coaching job, Rhule has withdrawn his name from consideration for the NFL gig, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.
Rhule just finished his first season with the Bears, compiling a 1-11 overall record.
Rhule clearly wants to stay at Baylor and learn the ropes of major college football a bit more.
Rhule, 42, has mostly been a college coach save for one season in the National Football League in 2012 as an offensive line coach for the Giants.
Rhule was an assistant coach at Temple from 2006-2011 before landing back there as head coach in 2013. While Rhule doesn't have much in terms of head coaching experience, he is thought to be an up and coming offensive mind.
Colts general manager Chris Ballard promised to have a very thorough interview process with a deep pool of potential head coaching candidates.