When a whole group of employees leave one store in a large chain, the algorithms eventually reach the corporate offices and an investigation is conducted.
Is it the manager?
Is it the work environment?
Is it something else?
With Temple football, there appears to be no algorithms and no corporate offices.
Responsibility for employees leaving begins and ends at the store involved and that’s a terrible way to run a corporation.
Rod Carey’s desk is pretty much where the buck stops with Temple football and the same appears to be true with both Aaron McKie and Tonya Cardoza (basketball).
Probably not a good way to run an organization because there has to be some oversight if lower level employees are not doing their jobs.
At a minimum, the question needs to be asked from a Temple administrative perspective why so many football players are leaving what was not only a winning program for most of the last decade, but one where the great majority of the players seemed to be much happier under previous CEOs. If the remedy includes using the buyout money obtained from Georgia Tech and Miami to replace Carey earlier than anticipated, so be it.
The fact that this question doesn’t even begin to be addressed hints at a flaw in Temple’s overall organization that allows top positions to be filled by interim people (President and athletic director) for far too long.
The football program is undoubtedly the front porch of the university and now the front porch is falling apart like Jed Clampett’s cabin in the backwoods before they hit oil. Why is Temple BY FAR the school most adversely impacted by the Transfer Portal?
At the minimum, an impartial athletics committee (made up mostly of former players and possibly chaired by current BOT member Tony McIntyre, a former player as well) needs to be formed to ask why so many Temple players are leaving and to implement suggestions on how the current staff can retain players in the future.
That can only happen under strong, not interim, leadership. Since there isn’t that in place right now, the Temple Board of Trustees must step in and do something.
The sooner the better.
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