Temple is looking for a new head coach less than two weeks after it hired Manny Diaz. Diaz has returned to Miami to take over as the head coach after Mark Richt retired.
This is a less than ideal situation to be in for the Owls, but they do have a number of different options at their disposal. They could promote assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Fran Brown or go outside and hire one of the defensive coordinators they interviewed before deciding on Diaz.
One of those defensive coordinators was Ohio State’s Greg Schiano. Schiano could be looking for a new gig now that Urban Meyer will no longer be in charge of the Buckeyes.
Schiano’s name has already been brought up by several media members.
The previous Temple search included a lot of big-name DCs.
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) December 31, 2018
Greg Schiano sure would be a great fit at Temple
— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) December 31, 2018
While it has become sort of a running joke to suggest Schiano’s name for every vacancy at this point, he actually doesn’t seem like a bad fit at Temple. He’s from New Jersey and previously turned Rutgers around, and he should be able to sell the program well.
However, Schiano’s defenses at Ohio State left something to be desired, and he hasn’t been a head coach in five years or a college head coach in seven.
We’ll see which direction Temple goes.