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Temple is a tall stepping stone for anyone who works hard.
It’s still wait and see what he actually does. Who he brings in as assistants will show a lot – lots of Texas guys or local Philly guys. He seemed very nervous delivering his press conference speech – certainly not his forte. But when the questions were asked he seemed quite calm and did well I thought. But I couldn’t believe there were only 3 questions from all the media in Philly, and one was Shawn Pastor!
Shocked how fast they wrapped up that press conference. It was about an hour shorter than Nick siranni’s first
A lot of 1-year stops. Nearly 30 years coaching, and never a coordinator… great programs don’t let great people go if they can help it.
It seems that until Texas, no one was really interested in keeping him around.
I hope he works out, but I am tremendously underwhelmed.
I think Al Golden and Fran Brown would have sold more season tickets and brought a lot more juice to the program (Temple NFL alumni support, Mid-Atlantic High school coaches, etc.). Drayton seems to think any connection to Philadelphia (Penn, Nova, etc.) will suffice. It won’t. Coaches he knew from Penn and Nova won’t work at Temple. Only Temple guys understand the place and how to win here (post-Golden, of course). A lot of how he will do is determined in the next week or so with these staff hires.
Two thing I liked about the press conference are, 1. He acknowledged Temple is a special place, I felt like he understands what makes temple tick. 2. He welcomed alumni players back with open arms. As a letter winner I was shocked how out of place Rod Carey made me feel, I didn’t even want to step near EO while that guy was around. I happily donated during Golden, Addazio, Rhule, And even Collins. I directed my donations to the crew team under Carey.
It is ‘interesting’ to find new HC Mr. Drayton did have so many destination changes in his coaching career. Is it possible he was always where a head coaching change was made ? Still maybe, it gave him great exposure to great HC’s he met and worked for.
“Is it possible he was always where a head coaching change was made ?”
UPenn 95 – Bagnoli’s fourth year, on his way to 24
Bowling Green 2000 – Gary Blackney’s 10th season, fired for Urban Meyer the next year… they went 2-10 that year.
Miss State 2004 – 3-8 in Sylvester Croom’s first year, a four year stint.
Tennessee 2008 – 5-7, Phil Fulmer was fired after the season.
Syracuse 2009 – 4-8, Doug Morrone’s first year, in a four year stint. Should also be noted, that Doug never brought Stan back at his HFC stops in the NFL at Buffalo or Jax.
Florida 2010 – 8-5 Urban Meyer. Urban’s last year, but Urban brought him with him to Ohio State. That is a big plus. A guy who wins everywhere he goes (in college), thought enough of Drayton to keep him on his staff at OSU. (Along with having him during the first three years if his UF tenure).
I really hope this is a case of a coach who found his footing a little later in his career. When you spend a year or two at one school, and then leave to go somewhere else for the same position, and never a step up.. it raises questions.
I still think the fact that he has coached for nearly 30 years and he hasn’t seen a coordinator position is questionable.
It could also be emblematic of the fact that black coaches do not always receive the same opportunities to progress up the coaching ladder as other do.
I truly hope he is the real deal.
Nowhere to go but up from here! Looking forward to the 2022 season with cautious optimism. A new era begins! Go Owls!!!
Understated idea here, how much worse can it get? As bad as the Berndt?Dickerson/Wallace trio were……….at least we were getting our butts kicked by “bigger” programs for the most part.
This nitwit Carey was being embarrassed by Tulsa, Tulane and East Carolina.
I thought the same thing under berndt.
It was the complete thrashing in the last seven games by schools that we have regularly beaten in the past that makes this particular stretch of TU football most likely the most embarrassing in my memory! Carey nearly destroyed the program IMO!
Only time will tell if he didn’t. Drayton has got to significantly upgrade the roster over the next 9 months.
Yep! Let’s hope the new coach is a good recruiter! Gabe ought to be a good asset for him in tapping into the rich talent scattered around in the regional PA, NJ, NY and Maryland high schools.
Speculation/ Or actually?
Too bad – I think he would have been a real plus for the next phase of the program. Where is he going?
Let go by Drayton. Don’t know.
Drayton is already making the same mistakes that Carey made. This guy is trying to make a Texan the recruiting director. I want to give him the benefit of the doubt but damn he’s already starting off bad.
If he brings in a lot of former Texas guys and OSU guys and only hires a couple of “Philadelphia” guys as window dressing, he will have started off no differently than Carey. Somewhere in jersey Fran Brown is smil5
Drayton and Johnson will bring in their own crew. Gabe never impressed me.
I thought the same thing after Berndt, Dickerson, Wallace and Carey were hired–that they would bring their own crews. Gabe impressed all the kids he coached and that was more important than any fan. Only time we’ve really been successful in the last 20 years two guys (Golden and Rhule) brought in Mid-Atlantic (Pa., NJ, etc.) centric staffs. I don’t see that so far with Drayton and that’s a huge red flag.