I'm never going to be in an arranged marriage - Rhule explains why he snubbed Jets
Baylor's Matt Rhule insists the New York Jets' reluctance to let him hire his own offensive coordinator was the reason why he could not accept their head-coaching vacancy.
According to a report, the Jets were not comfortable with hiring a first-time NFL head coach and a first-time offensive coordinator to guide their young quarterback Sam Darnold.
The Jets instead appointed Adam Gase, who has three years of head-coaching experience with the Miami Dolphins, with Rhule remaining in college football as Baylor's head coach.
"At the end of the day, I'm never going to be in an arranged marriage,” Rhule told KRZI.
“I'm never going to subcontract jobs to the offense and defense. I always want to hire people that believe in what I believe, that are going to do things our way, that are going to believe in process, that are going to be part of a programme. I truly believe that programmes win."