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Matt Rhule expected to add three Baylor assistants to his coaching staff, including Phil Snow as defensive coordinator

Rhule’s coaching staff is starting to come together.

New Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule is expected to bring three of his assistants at Baylor with him to Charlotte, according to a report by David Smoak. Phil Snow is expected to be Rhule’s defensive coordinator, Evan Cooper will coach the cornerbacks and Frisman Taylor will coach the wide receivers.

It’s no surprise that Rhule is bringing some of his former assistants with him at his new job. That’s usually what coaches do when they move to a new location, so this is nothing new. Snow was Rhule’s defensive coordinator at both Temple and Baylor, so it’s obvious the two have a solid working relationship together. I don’t know if this move will work out for the Panthers, but it should be noted that Baylor had a strong defense when Rhule was there, especially when you consider they were in the Big 12, where defense rarely even exists.

In other news, former Panthers linebackers coach Al Holcomb is joining Rhule’s staff as the defensive run game coordinator. Holcomb was the Panthers linebackers coach from 2013-2017.

Rhule also interviewed former head coaches Ben McAdoo and Mike McCoy for the vacant quarterbacks coach job. Rhule said in his opening presser that he wanted some veteran coaches on his staff, and both McAdoo and McCoy fit that bill. There’s also a chance he hires both of them and creates a passing game coordinator position, which would be a first in Carolina.

What do you think of these hires, Panthers fans? Do you like the coaching staff Rhule is putting together? Share your thoughts with us!

And as always, stay tuned to CSR as we’ll provide any updates to this story as they become available.