Rhule Staying at Temple With New Deal

Putting an end to speculation that he would leave for a different job, Temple football coach Matt Rhule has agreed to a new contract to remain the Owls' head coach, the school announced Monday.

Rhule has signed a six-year deal that keeps him at Temple through 2021. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The new deal comes following Temple's most successful season in years, in which they finished 10-3, defeated Penn State, were ranked in the Top 25 for a time and welcomed College Gameday to town. Temple will play Toledo in the Boca Raton Bowl on December 22.

"While this has been such a special season, there is still so much more that Temple football can accomplish," Rhule said in a statement posted on the athletic department's website. "I am proud to coach such incredible student-athletes and I am honored to continue to be a part of the Temple community."