Matt Rhule, the school's head football coach since Dec. 2016, will remain in Waco.

This comes after he had been linked to the New York Jets' head coaching vacancy in the NFL.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Rhule texted his entire coaching staff of the decision to remain in Waco Wednesday evening.

KCEN's Jessica Morrey also ran into the coach on the highway in Waco, where he told her he was "still in Waco."

Morrey was able to confirm Rapoport's report as well.

Rhule's tenure in Waco began after mass changes following a scandal surrounding allegations of sexual assault by BU football players. In his first season, 2017, the Bears went 1-11.

Baylor then went 7-6 in 2018, including a win over Vanderbilt in the Academy Sports & Outdoors Texas Bowl.

Rhule's prior coaching experience includes as an offensive line coach with the New York Giants under Tom Coughlin in 2012.

"We are thrilled Matt will continue to lead our young men and football program," said Mack Rhoades, Baylor's Director of Athletics. "Matt, the staff and our student-athletes have done a tremendous job building a foundation, moving the program forward and positioning it for more success in the future both on and off the field."