Temple's Matt Rhule signs 6-year contract to remain football coach

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Monday, December 7, 2015
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Temple has given football coach Matt Rhule a new six-year contract.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Matt Rhule has agreed to a new six-year contract, keeping him at the helm of Temple University's football program.

University President Neil D. Theobald made the announcement Monday morning. Financial terms of the contract are not being disclosed, but the deal runs through the 2021 season.

Rhule became Temple's head football coach in December of 2012. Since then the program has seen a incredible resurgence, finishing 2-10 in 2013; 6-6 in 2014; and this year ending the regular season 10-3.

Theobald says, "One of the first decisions I made as Temple's president was to hire Matt Rhule as football coach ... Matt's commitment to our student-athletes on and off the field, as well as the program's substantial improvement each season, has more than justified my confidence in him. He works tirelessly for the betterment of our players, our football program, and our university."

The Owls will play Toledo in the Boca Raton Bowl on December 22.