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These guys missed an opportunity to showcase their talents when just about every NFL would have been watching that game. ButI think the prospect of more players skipping bowl games might be one reason among others that keeps the CFB playoffs from expanding to 8 teams.
That game did more for Daniel Jones’ pro prospects than any Senior Bowl could have. In fact, an argument can be made he can now sit out the Senior Bowl and probably be the No. 1 or 2 QB coming out of this draft (moving up from his No. 3 slot before the game). Three touchdowns from Armstead and a pick from Ya-Sin probably would have done the same for them as well.
agents act in their own best short term interests, which sometimes are not completely aligned with their clients long term success – business.
was Diaz serious about the over the moon comments? or, was it analogous to MR’s jetpack comment years ago
nightmare scenario – Miami offers Diaz, agents are not ethical
With this “breaking news” will Diaz even show up at E-O come the new year
I can’t speak for Mike but I know he wanted a “proven head coach” and Diaz wasn’t it. We all know Daz applied for the UConn job when it opened a week after he took the Temple job. The only reason UConn didn’t interview him because the President there then felt as a courtesy to a fellow institution like Temple it would be wrong to do so. I don’t think the Miami President has the same scruples. Maybe this will help Temple refocus on a head coach who was proven.
I forgot to add about Fizzy’s article: In this day and age of coaches leaving before bowl games and now even Temple (which I thought would be the last school for this stuff to happen) players deciding to not play, the next step is really for a new signed coach to leave. It would not be surprising in the least for me if it happened. Never felt this guy was the “right fit” for Temple but I don’t think Fran Brown or Ed Foley is the right fit for Temple, either. Get someone who is a proven genius as a head coach and there are plenty of those. ECU just hired one.
Mike: Next poll might be Yes or No if Diaz shows up at E-O. My vote is No. O well as one of the regulars here likes to say.
He’s already showed up. The day he signed his contract and the day he announced the signing class. I’ve got it on good word he’s in Miami today. Now the $64,000 question (with interest) is whether that’s to clear out his desk there or talk to the Miami BOT and President? Before Al Golden, Miami promoted 3 popular coordinators to the head job and this is Diaz’s dream job like GT was Collins dream job. Stay tuned.
say what…,? how could he ever come back to Temple if this is true and he doesn’t get the Miami job
With all due respect to the point of the article, the days of winning one for the Gipper are over. Draft choices make too much money to risk injury in meaningless bowl games and if a kid has a shot to get drafted, signing bonus money can be a down payment for a house, money to buy a car, or even pay for grad school. If a poll was taken of today’s players, a majority of them would be in favor of sitting out if they were likely to be drafted. College BB with its one and done system attracted many of the same criticisms thrown at football players sitting out now. One and dones are now an accepted part of the game and even Duke is participating in it. For the record, I don’t like it but completely understand it especially given that college coordinators now make millions of dollars.
Until Temple has it’s own stadium and doesn’t pay high rents and forego concessions and parking revenue, coach pimping is the only business model they have to survive.
SMH, very sad and oh soo true
It’s now being reported that Diaz has been hired by Miami. What a fiasco. Time to bring in either Al Golden or Todd Bowles.
Deal is done, OMG…, bring back Arians AND Bowles
guess Diaz WAS the real deal after all and Temple would have been fortunate to have him
I guess a man’s word mean’s nothing in the world of College football anymore!!! Now Dr. Kraft find us a coach and let’s get this nightmare over with!!! We cannot afford to go backwards in this program. He has to be aTEMPLE MAN,committed to these PLAYERS and university.
In December TUFB took three Ls (Collins, Duke, and Diaz), but in January we’ve got to bounce back in a big way.
Arians, Bowles, or Brown.
Now that the obvious POS Dia decides to pull a Josh McDaniel is this more than a cleanup, can’t wait for Wednesday’s post!! I mean what kind of position does this put the program in for the short term at least. Only have 17 commits at this point for 2019, have not been overly impressed with Collins recruiting and where does this leave Brown and Infante. Do we take a chance with Brown as HC, reach out to Todd Bowles, given he’s really hasn’t coached in college and at this point is it even feasible to try and go after a guy like Leopold from Buffalo or someone similar!!!!!
ESPN guy announced the Diaz hiring but also said Temple is rolling in buyout cash, 6.5 million. Hope it’s true. Now what? I studied accounting and finance. I say this only half kidding: I’m starting to wonder if TU is working buyout money into it’s financial planning. That assumes that, in fact, they make such a provision a part of their new coach contracts.
Shellshocked right now but not surprised…this guy didn’t even own a coat. He was an odd fit for here. If you want to go 6-6 every year hire Foley or Brown…6-6 at best. If you want to go 8-4 hire golden. If you want to win 11 get Leopold
Leopold is geographical misfit for Temple…, Bowles has a zero recruiting resume,
roll the dice and hire Brown.., my greatest concern is the OC. Obviously Diaz will take the OC he had in mind to Miami.
Now Pat Kraft has to chapel, kneel down and pray for another miracle.
3 Ls in December, January we bounce back.
KJ, have the same concerns regarding Bowled and recruiting but that could be mitigated to some extent with the presence of Brown and Infante, who I assume are still on what’s left of the TUFB staff. At this point don’t know what would be a bigger risk, not having even the responsibilities of being a coordinator as far as game planing or not having the recruiting resume. In either case this is not a good situation especially with a second signing period on the horizon
We know Bruce Arians loves TU, but does he have any interest in the job?
If BA has no interest, how about Greg Schiano, Tom Bradley, Paul Johnson, Jeff Monken?
Proposed marketing campaign ; ” And Another Temple Football Coach gets hired by a P5 school, this one in record time ! “.
We need a really good spin on this one.
Was this even a love ’em and leave ’em case ?
Go for Gregg Schianno ,that’s what I say, if Bruce A ain’t happenin’.
What has TU done to deserve such disrespect? Kill kittens and puppies? Diaz’s only plus was that he hadn’t lost numerous winnable games like TU’s last four coaches did. On the negative side he has never won one. I guess not losing a game at TU is enough in the mad world of college football to get a better coaching job. The next guy will be looking for a new gig before he gets the TU job and he might just get one. Now merely applying for the TU job may be enough to get a better job. Hell, maybe even merely thinking about coaching at TU will be enough to get you that “big” job. By the way, did those in charge at Miami watch their bowl game? His defense with all those four and five star guys was horrendous. Can’t imagine how worse the score would have been had he not coached. Hope the rumors about the buyout are true. That’s one way to meet a budget.