Former Carolina Panthers head coach fumbles the bag with No. 1 QB prospect

Former Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule failed to land the top high school quarterback entering the college ranks in 2024.

Matt Rhule’s time with the Carolina Panthers was an absolute disaster. Team owner David Tepper made a monumental mistake handing him a megabuck contract and the final say on personnel decisions, resulting in one cataclysmic failure after another in a disastrous period. three years with the organization.

Fortunately, everyone has now moved on. The level of professionalism surrounding the Panthers under head coach Frank Reich and general manager Scott Fitterer is a refreshing change of pace, with Rhule also managing to land on his feet with a lucrative contract as the main man of the Nebraska.

Rhule’s methods are much more suitable for impressionable young people than for adult men who have already reached the top. However, that wasn’t enough for the program builder to secure the nation’s No. 1 potential quarterback in the 2024 recruiting class.

An initial report said Dylan Raiola was scheduled to officially travel to Lincoln on June 24, according to Hail Varsity Radio’s Brady Oltman. Just 24 hours later, the high school phenom rebuffed Rhule’s advances and instead committed to the two-time defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs.

Why this engagement occurred so soon after the release of a report on the Nebraska visit is unclear. Maybe it was just a coincidence, or maybe Raiola did a quick Google search on Rhule’s background with quarterbacks in recent years.

Raiola is also rumored to be considering USC after opting out of Ohio State with Caleb Williams bound for the NFL in 2024. But it’s clear from a statement via ESPN that his heart now rests with the Bulldogs in a move that could cement their dominance for years to come. come.

“The substance behind [Georgia’s] success is the most important factor. Coach [Kirby] Smart has built this program to last, and I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of it. Whether it’s in the classroom, on the field or in the weight room, I know that I will be pushed to do my best every day.”

Dylan Raiola on ESPN

It’s a blow for Rhule, but he will be fine, we can imagine. His silver tongue and salesmanship will ensure that – although getting another NFL coaching opportunity is an absolute dream after turning the Panthers into a laughingstock.

At least Rhule’s time in Carolina has allowed fans to appreciate the good years past and savor what’s to come with Reich in the lead. Even when Steve Wilks orchestrated a quick turnaround, the late coach tried to take credit and offered no responsibility for the team’s failures.

Raiola seems like a smart kid. Given the options available, he was right to go in a different direction with proven credentials rather than promises and delusions of grandeur.

I would say Panthers fans wish Rhule nothing but the best, but that would be a lie. So this news was probably met with a lot of humor by most sections of the fan base.

I can’t understand why.

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