The second-year coach whose team dropped to 5-10 with the loss compared the process his team is going through with Jay-Z’s come-up in hip-hop.
"I believe it's 1,000 percent working, I just know no one can see it and I apologize. As I tell our team all the time, it took Jay-Z seven years. He had to start his own agency to become an overnight sensation. It takes time," Rhule said, via WCNC-TV.
For what it’s worth, Jay-Z’s debut album "Reasonable Doubt" came out in 1996 and peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 and No. 3 on Billboard’s top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album was produced under the Roc-A-Fella Records label, which was created by Jay-Z, Dame Dash and Biggs in 1995.
In Rhule’s debut as head coach for the Panthers in 2020, the team finished 5-11.
Carolina is well on their way to another five-win season with Rhule’s job possibly hanging in the balance.
He’s expected to be on the hot seat as the 2021 season comes to a close. However, CBS Sports reported Sunday the odds of Rhule getting fired are "bleak."
Carolina hired Rhule after he spent a few successful seasons with Baylor and Temple in the college ranks.