Baylor extends football coach Rhule’s contract through 2027

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WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has extended football coach Matt Rhule’s contract through the 2027 season.

The extension was announced Sunday night by the private school, which did not disclose financial terms. Rhule is less than three season into his original seven-year deal. The announcement came less than 24 hours after the Bears improved to 4-0 with a 23-21 victory against Iowa State on Saturday.

The 44-year-old Rhule was hired away from Temple by Baylor in 2015. He walked into a volatile situation and faced a major rebuild after a scandal over the handling of sexual assault claims by the school led to the firing of Art Briles in 2015.

With a depleted roster, Baylor went 1-11 in 2016, Rhule’s first season. The Bears jumped to 7-6 with a bowl victory last season.