First there was the Groundhog Day joke from Temple athletic director Patrick Kraft.
Yes, Temple has been in this situation, it seems a lot lately, but in the theme to introduce new football coach Rod Carey, one thing clearly stood out: There might not be another coaching news conference for the foreseeable future.
Carey, the Northern Illinois coach the past six seasons, was introduced as the Temple coach on Friday at the Liacouras Center.
This news conference came less than a month after Manny Diaz was introduced as Temple’s new coach, on Dec. 13, having replaced Geoff Collins, who left after two seasons for the same job at Georgia Tech.
Diaz’s tenure lasted about 20 minutes, or it seemed that way. The former defensive coordinator at Miami, Diaz left to become the Hurricanes head coach on Dec. 30, leaving a stunned Temple staff having to again go through the laborious interview process.