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
Jay M. no hometown found ; Earlier: William B. Chicago; John from Landenberg, ; Mark B, South Jersey, Joe S, Springfield, PA…,
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I often wonder if Dr. Jason Wingard and AD Arthur Johnson ever get wind of the discontent with our coaching situation as expressed here and in the Temple Owls Football Fans FB group. If so, and given the disastrous past season that they have personally witnessed, they just have no other choice than to show Coach Rod Carey the door! Our football program has become a national embarrassment!
Parents (K36) and Bruce Arians alumni players (K34) gave him an earful on Saturday morning. Pretty hard to justify renting a $1 million stadium in 2022 for 1,000 fans. If they want to up that to 25,000 fans they hire Al Golden and get the juice going again. There was zero juice this year with Carey and if he is still around next year, there will be minus-zero juice.
As an alum and former Owl Club contributor, I could not agree more. I informed AD Johnson, that I ended my 30 years of Owl Club contributions as long as Rod Carey is “coach”. We will continue to donate to the University, but not the Owl Club. The embarrassment of this past season convinced me to not attend yesterday’s disaster. I will not attend another Temple football game, as long as Carey is on the sidelines.
I’m pretty sure they got the message from not only you but from just about everybody else. Let’s put it this way: I can’t imagine they got a single person who walked up to Johnson and said, “I really enjoy getting beaten 61-14, 49-7, 34-14, 38-14, 44-10, 52-3, etc., etc. so please bring Rod back next year so I can get flogged again.”
There was plenty of embarrassment before Arians started and Golden finished the rejuvenation of the FB program – PLENTY! Personally I still can’t imagine anything worse than the Wallace era which was way too long and way too disastrous and added on to the lousy coaches before him. And none-the-less back then the school continued with bad choices for coaches in spite of continued incompetency – it’s just the Temple way. And as far as “luck” goes we were even lucky with Rhule, that he was able to turn things around – we lucked out that he unknowingly to us fans, was special. The coaches that followed him didn’t stay long enough to screw things up worse, another form of luck. But TU continued with it’s incompetency by giving Carey a contract he never should have been offered. And as you suggested Mike, does the school really care about having a successful sports program? They sure haven’t shown it in the past. Even the success of the past 10-12 years has been spotty with some crappy seasons interspersed with some tinged highs (never could finish staying in the top 25, for instance). Even the traditionally solid basketball program is now lower than the Dunphy years. We even dropped basic sports teams while hiring coaches like Carey and paying that 1 mil stadium rent to “attract?” better recruits – might as well be playing at Franklin Field for all the fans that manage to show up. I think we’re getting the level of what the administration cares about – it’s really always been this way. I believe TU can do a lot better but it needs to want to and act accordingly.
this morning seeing lots of NCAA Football coaching ‘re-adjustments’ , so to say. I saw the name of OC Patenaude from Geo Tech being let go. Gee what a surprise that was, I recall the same admiration for him here at TU a few years ago. Looks like G Collins is willing to blame about 5 assistant coaches from his Ga Tech mess, all to save his butt for a year or two ?
Then I saw the future here, Carey will offer up his asst coaches and fire them here at TU to save his butt a year or two.
That’s my bet…..
Patenaude’s should have been fired years ago
Matt Fortune from THE ATHLETIC just reported — ROD CAREY IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hallelujah — Temple parts ways with Rod Carey after 3 seasons: Source
He wasn’t even on the poll. Kudos to him. 🙂
Given the reports coming out this morning about Carey being let go, my question is outside of Infante and Preston Brown given their local connections are there any other position coaches that could be considered worth keeping on?
Carey done! Now……to the next chapter. Go Owls!
Thad Ward, interim HC? Is he one of Carey’s guys? At least the new administration did what needed to be done – any details on how it went down? National search with fingers crossed!
Thad Ward over Preston Brown is troubling. He’s an NIU guy. Hopefully, he stays as receivers coach but NFL (not for long) as interim.
The Washington Post on Carey’s firing.
Thad Ward placeholder. Thankfully we can move forward. Mike, I didn’t like Carey from the UNC bowl game loss, it’s not personal but sometimes you get vibes that “this guy is not going to be successful at this level”. I hate to say it, but I get that vibe from Aaron Mckie. Great person, not going to work here. Rick Pitino is no saint, but he is a damn good coach. Two names that i hope get fired are Ken Ken Niumatalolo and David Shaw. I’d hire either for TU. Do I think either would come here, don’t think so, but its worth a shot.
Either way, C E SPEED is back.
The bowl game is the day I mentally departed with Rod Carey and detailed it in a piece written here the next day. Until that point, I had never seen Temple players laughing and joking on the sidelines down 55-13 in any prior game.
I love Ken but Navy is paying him more and Temple is not a triple-option school (nor probably should be as we want to continue to advance our reputation as the No. 1 G5 school for producing NFL talent).