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Rhule says Baylor football summit in Philly is 'a unique experience'

The Bears went to meet with NFL personnel in Philadelphia July 10th.
Credit: Twitter: Matt Rhule
Coach Matt Rhule took his senior class to Philadelphia in early July for a football summit, to learn what it takes to be successful pros.

WACO, Texas — At Big 12 Media Days, Matt Rhule answered a slew of questions about his team as he prepares for his third season in Waco.

Among those questions, he was asked about a football summit he tweeted a picture July 10th.

Quality control coach Omar Hales also tweeted about the summit.

On the trip, Rhule took Baylor seniors to meet with NFL personnel and talk about anything and everything involved in becoming a successful professional player, including agents.

"That's the class that didn't make the decision to go play for Coach Rhule," Rhule said. "So I wanted to take them back to the place that I know. You know, I've been to their hometowns, I've been to Longview, Jamychal Hasty's hometown, I've been to those places. They've heard me talk about Philadelphia... so I wanted them to be able to go back there. I wanted them to see where I came from."

Rhule admitted he got the idea from former West Virginia and current Houston head coach Dana Holgerson.

He even admitted to calling Holgerson's director of operations at WVU, Alex Hammond.

"It wasn't really about getting into the NFL, it was about staying in the NFL," Rhule said. "It was about how to be successful. Mike Lombardi talked to them, so did Brian Bollinger. We wanted them to learn that information."

Rhule said it was a unique experience for his seniors. An experience they were grateful to have.

"At the end of the day, most importantly, I want our guys to be able to take advantage of learning everything there is to being a pro," Rhule said.