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Carolina Panthers Announce Official Decision On Coach Matt Rhule

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule.

The Carolina Panthers have made an official decision on head coach Matt Rhule. 

The Panthers announced this Monday morning that they are firing Matt Rhule. The team went 1-4 under his watch this season. 

Rhule, meanwhile, will likely wind up coaching at the college level again. Not everyone is built for the NFL model. 

The Panthers on Monday parted ways with head coach Matt Rhule, after the team fell to 1-4 with a home loss to San Francisco.

He leaves with an 11-27 record (.289 winning percentage).

The 47-year-old Rhule had generally turned his college teams at Temple and Baylor around in his third season, but that bounce hadn't happened here so far.

He will be replaced on an interim basis by defensive pass game coordinator/secondary coach Steve Wilks. The 53-year-old Wilks spent one year as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, and six years on the Panthers staff from 2012-17.

Matt Rhule went 11-27 as an NFL head coach. He never found success on the offensive side of the football, particularly because of the quarterback position. 

Rhule's final game in the NFL is a 37-15 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.