Temple needs a head football coach again.
Manny Diaz, who was hired on Dec. 12 to replace Geoff Collins as Owls coach, now must be replaced. The Associated Press reported late Sunday that Diaz has been hired as the head coach of Miami, the team he left for Temple after serving the last three seasons there as defensive coordinator.
A Temple source confirmed that Diaz was gone.
“We just have to regroup,” the Temple source said.
On Sunday, Miami coach Mark Richt resigned after a 7-6 season that ended with a 35-3 loss to Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl. Diaz coached in that game for the Hurricanes and was to take over his Temple duties after that.
According to the Associated Press, Miami athletic director Blake James said Sunday afternoon that a nationwide search was on for a coach. Apparently it was a short search.