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2018 Schedule
8-4, 2nd in American Athletic - East
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6dAdam Rittenberg

Temple hands coaching reins to Miami DC Diaz

Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, whose unit led the nation in pass defense and was second in yards allowed this season, has been hired to become Temple's new head coach.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Temple is closing in on a deal to make Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz its next coach, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. Yahoo Sports first reported the impending deal with Diaz, 44, who would succeed Geoff Collins with the Owls. Barring something unusual, Temple has its man in Manny Diaz.

Temple coach is fired up for the Independence Bowl (1:08)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Temple's last four coaches have landed Power 5 jobs, so this will be a very sought-after position. Athletic director Patrick Kraft is highly regarded. If Temple looks internally, defensive coordinator Andrew Thacker is a rising star. Other possible candidates include Alabama co-offensive coordinator/receivers coach Josh Gattis, Mississippi State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop, Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown, Buffalo head coach Lance Leipold, Boston College co-defensive coordinator Anthony Campanile. Would Temple look at Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano?

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Collins: 'Been waiting 22 years' for Ga. Tech job

Geoff Collins said Friday in his introduction as Georgia Tech's coach that leading the Yellow Jackets is his dream job, although his farewell to Temple was "heart-wrenching."

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16dAdam Rittenberg

Picking winners for every bowl game matchup

From Dec. 15 through Jan. 7, the Celebration Bowl through the CFP National Championship, Adam Rittenberg picks his winners for bowl season.

Braswell picks up UConn turnover for 6 (0:24)
Temple brings return back 99 yards for TD (0:24)
Temple surprises walk-on with full scholarship (0:51)
Temple comes up with sick INT (0:56)
Temple's Armstead finds the end zone 6 times (0:49)
UCF remains unbeaten after showdown with Temple (1:01)
UCF RB walks in for 10-yard TD (0:40)
Temple's Russo finds Bryant for 4th TD pass (0:27)
Milton throws his 3rd TD while getting hit (1:01)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

UCF has excelled at making second-half adjustments this season, specifically on defense, and so far in the third quarter the Knights look like a vastly different team. On Temple's first two drives, UCF got an interception and forced a punt. Temple didn't go two straight drives without scoring in the first half.

UCF's Clarke makes a diving INT (0:42)
UCF RB gallops in 32-yard TD (0:40)

Team Stats

Passing Yards255.8
Rushing Yards164.5
Points For35.162nd
Points Against24.7