Pedestrian is a pretty good word to describe Rod Carey’s approach to social media.
His twitter account usually consists of shoutouts to the other Temple athletic teams, mostly men’s basketball, and a season ticket promo.
So that’s why when the new Temple football coach came up the tweet at the top of this post it could have raised a few eyebrows and definitely both of mine. Carey isn’t as savvy as Collins was with social media, but Collins wasn’t as savvy on game day as I would have liked. To me, I can do without the social media savvy and if the tradeoff is some good old-fashioned game-day coaching.
I think it is. We will find out not in August against Bucknell (I could probably coach the Owls to a win on that day), but the early part of September.
Since Carey did not specify the reason for being so fired-up, the timeline of the tweet matches up with the Owls getting their first commitment for the 2020 recruiting class and that is Dyshier Clary, a defensive end from Woodrow Wilson High in Camden, N.J. A couple of things here. Clary is 6-3 and 210 pounds and, while the 6-3 part is good for a major college DE, the 210 part is not. He’s going to have to do a lot of filling in and weight training to get up to even what a good AAC DE usually goes but the good news is that he has a senior year to do that.
The best thing about the Carey tweet is some of the responses:
The above was the first response to Carey, but I’m afraid they are keeping even Temple football coaches out of the loop regarding stadium news. It’s interesting that neither Carey nor Manny Diaz even mentioned the stadium in their pressers while both Matt Rhule and Geoff Collins said they had seen the stadium renderings and “would do everything they could” to make it a reality. Since we heard nothing from those two, I’m convinced the BOT has either soured on or tabled the entire project indefinitely.
Another fan asked the question: “Is Bryce Harper moving close by?”
My hope was that the Owls dropped Bucknell in favor of an opening-week trip to Rutgers, of course helping the Bison schedule a game with UMass (which is scheduled to play at Rutgers that Friday night).
That would fire me up, but Carey has a whole other set of priorities with building a first full recruiting class so we will just have to settle for that.
For recruiting, as in tweeting, you have to walk first before you run so we can’t expect anything more than pedestrian at this point.
Thursday: New Offense?
Saturday: A Special Trip Down Memory Lane
Tuesday: Season Ticket Push