Last donation: Heriberto S., McDonough, GA, 4/24/23 (thanks, Heriberto!!) Two on 4/14/23 (thanks to Joe F. and Ross M. ); Tom W., Palm Coast, Fla. 2/18/23 (thanks, Tom!!!)Ed P., Yardley, Pa. (1/9/23; thanks, Ed,) Lawrence S., West Chester, Pa., 12/28/22, our first contribution in over a month (thanks Larry, this will help in having to replace the printer we purchased in the summer that went on the fritz); Bob C., Chadds Ford, Pa., 11/27/22 (thanks Bob, our first contribution since September) Ed P., Perkasie, Pa. who donated 9/24/22 at the UMass game and Ed and I both remember and love Pennridge coach Wayne Helman; Joe S. (Delaware County), 9/3/22 (thanks Joe, hope to see you at Lafayette or RU); James G. (thanks James and for all the great posts you make on this site),, 7/29/22: Matt P. (former Al Golden player, thank you Matt for the generous donation it will be put to good use as we will explain in Monday’s post), 6/9/22; Matt F., Horsham, Pa. (thanks, Matt!!), June 6, 2022; David, B., Milton, DE (thanks, Dave), April 11, 2022: Andy B., Philadelphia, Pa. (our first donation of 2022, thanks Andy), March 3, 2022; Ed P., Yardley, Pa. 12/25/21 (thanks, Ed for the Christmas donation); Matt F., no hometown found (“a celebratory donation for Carey’s firing”), 11/30/21 thanks, Matt; Jon E., Cincinnati, Ohio, 11/29/21 (thanks, Jon for the donation and the great comments on this site); James G., Royersford, Pa. 11/28/21 (thanks, Jim, for the donations and your comments on the website); Anonymous (no home town given but donation really appreciated), 11/20/2021; Roger D., Rehoboth Beach,, Del., 10/24/21; Joe S., Drexel Hill, Pa. 10/3/21 (thanks, Joe) At the BC game (9/18), John from Landenburg (thanks, John for being a great friend of this site for so many years); Three Aug. 21 donations: Eric A (former player), Atlanta, Ga; Anonymous (by request), Cincinnati, Oh; Tim R., Buffalo, N.Y. (sincere thanks to all); David N., Silver Springs, Md (thanks Dave) 7/10/21; former Temple player Matt P., who lives in Columbus, GA now (thanks Matt) 7/9/21; Joe F., Philadelphia (4/7/11, thanks Joe) Matt F., Horsham, Pa., 3/27/21 (thanks, Matt); Jon E., Cincinnati, Ohio (1/31/21, thanks Jon) Ed P.,, Yardley, Pa. (thanks, Ed, much appredicated), 1/16/21; Mitchell S. , 12/21/20, our first contribution since (10/8) earlier, Former Owl Bruce G., Flourtown, Pa, who generously donated $100 in “honor” of the Ambler guy 10/8/20; (if they hate you in Ambler, we love you in Flortown,” BG says). Thanks, BG, we appreciate it; Earlier: James G., Philadelphia (7/21/20, thanks James) Robert B., Philadelphia (7/13/20, thanks, Bob, hope to see you at the tailgates again this fall); Previous: Jon E. from Cincinnati 6/15/20, our first donation this calendar year (thanks, Jon); Earlier, John from Landenberg; Kurt B., Wyomissing Hills, PA (former Temple player, 10-15-19) Earlier: David B. , Springfield, PA (9/26/19 … thanks, Dave!) also John from Landenberg (9/21/19); Tom W., Palm Coast, Fla. (8/22/19, thanks Tom!! Also, 10 days earlier, Bob. C and Joe S. and, on June 26, first bowl MVP Mark B.
Earlier: Matt F., Philadelphia; Matt P. (former Temple player) John from Landenberg and Jon E. from Cincinnati
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Fingers crossed for a second Golden Era.
I just feel bad for those guys on the team. They work their tails off and deserve better.
Carey having all the personality of a damp dishrag in the day of the transfer portal was a recipe for disaster that Kraft should have taken into consideration before that 2019 hire.
Good list, Mike. Can I add a 6th name? Albie Crosby – currently at Neumann-Goretti.
He would have to get in line behind Gabe and Preston because they’ve done everything and more in high school that Albie has (and I like Albie) but have close knowledge of the Temple situation and love from the Temple players that is important right now. Gotta give the kids a reason to hold onto this program.
Tom Herman is a masterful offensive mind. I think we need someone like Joe Moorhead. No way we’re hiring some high school coach.
Ok, have to address something.i have been seeing alot of Infante support, while I agree he is a great coach of young men , doesn’t he lack the experience that many on this site worried about with the last couple searches? I have read things such as: we don’t need a hot shot, up and coming coordinator, we need a head coach with experience at a high level. How much experience does Infante have at this level as a position coach, 3 years? I understand the local, Philly guy angle but are folks looking through the local rose colored glasses to see something that’s not there? Remember, people wanted someone who had the experience as the “ceo” at a big time program….why has that pre-requisite been thrown out or ignored when it comes to him?
CEO at Prep is pretty much like CEO at a college program. That’s a big-time operation.
St Joe’s Prep = to Division 1, AAC program? Wow!
Not really but this guy can coach. I watched his teams at Prep for many, many years … never offside, never false start .. NEVER … not exaggerating. That’s about as well-drilled a team as I’ve ever seen, college, high school, NFL. I wish I could have said the same thing under Collins and Carey. Even Rhule had 135 yards in penalties in a 34-27 loss at Penn State. I don’t think that ever happens under Infante. Runs a very tight ship and that would translate to the Temple level. That said, Golden is THE guy over the other four and any assistant coach out there you could name because he’s actually done the same exact job on a very high level at the same exact place. Arguably, he did a better job than Rhule because Wallace left him with a complete shit show that he turned around with nine- and 10-win seasons by his fourth- and fifth years. Carey will leave him with a similar shit show and I pray to God he has the desire and the stomach to clean out this toilet one more time.
Delete Tom Herman. Inside knowledge of guy while at Houston. Real character issues with players, similar to current coach.
Look to Temple South for others.
Anyone from the Golden Era?
Yes, Golden himself
Mike, Have you spoken to any of the Golden players about calling up Al themselves?
Yes. Half say he would comeback the other half say no. Haven’t asked that specific question though. He’s making $400k now. Temple head coach makes $2.5 million. That’s a nice raise to be the boss.
Al golden is not the answer need the next up and coming guy that is hungry. I like the OC at wake forest warren Ruggiero local north jersey guy. Been with Clawson since bowling green and has had great offenses and knows how to coach up the qb position.
30. Ja’Juan Seider, run game coordinator/running backs coach, Penn State
A South Florida native (Belle Glade) with strong roots in the recruiting hotbed, Seider is a candidate for FIU as well a few other Group of 5 jobs. The former standout quarterback at FAMU was also a very successful high school coach in South Florida. He’s proven to be a really good position coach and is one of the best recruiters in college football.
How about a guy like this?? I do not know that Golden has the heart or desire to start all over again at Temple. Arguably we might be in a worse position than when he took over before.
This guy is young, hungry and has connections no?
Any assistant coach without HC experience is a crapshoot. For every Matt rhule there are 10 Bob Diacos
Golden wasn’t a head coach before temple job. Worst thing temple can do is hire a coach that failed at top level and needs to build back up again. Ucf as another prime example gus malzahn bad hire.
He didn’t fail at the Temple level and that’s the most important thing. He’s the only guy out there who has proven he can do this specific job at a very high level. He will know what levers to pull the minute he walks in the door. Can’t say that for any other guy.
Undeniably correct Mike, but one could argue that Temple, in Brown and Infante, already have two championship Head Coaches on staff.
I am not advocating for Sedier, I know little about him, but I believe the most important point is to get in a guy who can recruit A built in support staff can hep establish procedures.
The other , unsaid risk, would be that Temple would almost certainly be a stepping stone for a guy like this.
Plenty of moving parts in this hire. You have to advance the program and you have to restore the confidence of a shaken fan base. You can do both with Golden, who is credited for taking the program back from the dead. I think he will be motivated to show people the Miami thing was a hiccup caused by Penn State-level sanctions. Temple would give him that opportunity. In return, he would generate excitement and sell tickets next year (and get a grace period) that a no-name coach without experience would not. Now I’m not sure he would take it but I would go the Preston Brown/Gabe Infante route before I would bring in peopel who don’t know our recruiting footprint and our players don’t know.
One would think a 2 mil $ raise would be plenty to lure him back. As I’ve always said tho, as did you Mike, he wasn’t a great game day coach but if he relied more on his coordinators (really good ones hopefully) during games, the rest of the HC duties would be well taken care of.
I’m still wondering however how you’re so sure that this will be Carey’s last season – I know it SHOULD be, but considering Temple’s past history and lack of funds (supposedly), what indicators are there that he’s done after Saturday? I mean, counting pennies, that 6 mil payout would be 6 years rent at the LINC – and that’s nothing to take lightly. Oh and when did the salary go up to 2.5 mil. I thought it was 2 mil per year.
Best case: Al Golden HC, Gabe Infante Assistant HC! Pipe dream? Maybe, maybe not!
Logically, that makes the most sense. This isn’t like any past Temple hire. Can’t bring an assistant in here who’s never been a winner anywhere else. Got to bring someone our players can rally behind. It’s obvious they hate the NIU guys and bring in someone like Warren Ruggierio they might say “who?” and flood the portal. They love Preston and Gabe and at least know the history and credibility behind Al Golden.
Mike, I love the site. I don’t always agree with your analysis, but rarely do I think you are way off; usually just a difference in close opinions.
Not even close here. Head Coach at St. Joe’s is certainly a cut above most HS HFC jobs. It does not even begin to touch Division-I football… probably not even really good Div-III.
I think Gabe could end up a D-I HFC at some point. However, it’ll be built upon the experience and success he demonstrates over the next 2-5 years in college… not based on being a great local high school coach.
Agree to disagree. Some people have that “it” factor, either as a quarterback or a head coach and Infante has the it factor. He will be a great head coach for someone in the future. I hope it’s Temple. That said, the best-case scenario would be for Al Golden to come in here and groom Gabe to be HC like he did with Matt.
The MAC coach with a losing record?
I like him but I think Temple has hit its quota of MAC head coaches who have no ties to the area. Like the great Mike Pettine told me when I urged him to go for the Temple head coaching job after Arians was fired, “Mike, I think Gerry Faust ruined it for all of us high school coaches.” I think the Rod Carey Error will ruin it, at least from Temple’s perspective, for all MAC coaches.
Head coaching experience?
From Wiki –
[quote]Partridge was the head coach of Paramus Catholic High School, a position he held for five seasons (2010–2014). While at the helm of the Paladin program, Partridge grew a football program listed 4,250th nationally and 112th in state of New Jersey to the top-ranked team in the state and No. 4 nationally by USA Today. He coached and mentored more than 30 Division I football players during that time, as well as various All-America players.[/quote]
From Paramus, Partridge went to Michigan, where he coached under Don Brown, a highly regarded DC in college football (and newly hired UMass HC). He currently is Co-DC at Ole Miss who will most likely lose HC Lane Kiffin this year. The Rebels are 10-2. The turn around took only 2 years.
So here’s a young guy (41) from the mid-Atlantic area, specifically NJ, like Schiano, Golden and Brown.
Good one. There’s no one RIGHT guy to take Temple to the next level. The threading the needle part is finding the best right guy. Still think the safe pick is Al Golden and we need safe right now. He knows how to win here and set the template for Temple success. Not sure this job is like any other job in the nation.