TOP News

Sport: Temple fires coach Rod Carey after 3 seasons

Lost sun temple discovered in Egypt could be 4,500 years old

  Lost sun temple discovered in Egypt could be 4,500 years old Archaeologists have uncovered what they believe to be one of Egypt's lost "sun temples," dating from the mid-25th century BCE. The team uncovered the remains buried beneath another temple at Abu Ghurab, around 12 miles south of Cairo, mission co-director Massimiliano Nuzzolo, an assistant professor of Egyptology at the Polish Academy of Sciences' Institute for Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures in Warsaw, told CNN on Monday. © M. Osman Archaeologists will now analyze the artifacts to find out more about daily life at the time the temple was built.

Temple has fired head coach Rod Carey.

Carey completed his third season with the school with a 38-14 loss to Navy on Saturday, a loss that gave the Owls a 3-9 record for the season. Temple opened the season 3-2 but then lost seven straight to close out the year. During that seven-game losing streak, the Owls were outscored 299-59.

"It's never an easy decision to replace a head coach," Temple athletic director Arthur Johnson said. "The past two seasons have not been easy with the challenges of the pandemic. I want to thank Rod for staying committed to our student-athletes and wish him and his family well in their next chapter."

College football Week 12: Picks and preview

  College football Week 12: Picks and preview There wasn't much drama to this week's College Football Playoff rankings, but there's plenty of intrigue involving this week's slate of games.

Carey amassed a 12-20 record over his three seasons at Temple. The Owls went 8-5 in his first season, but the team went a combined 4-15 with a 2-13 mark in AAC play over the past two seasons. Several of Temple’s top players have transferred to Power Five programs in recent seasons, including Quincy Roche (Miami), Arnold Ebiketie (Penn State) and Anthony Russo (Michigan State). Temple’s 2020 season was also derailed by COVID-19 issues.

"I'm thankful to Temple University and the Temple community for my time here," Carey said. "I wish all the student-athletes nothing but success in their lives moving forward. There is a great nucleus of young players here and I'm anxious to watch them play. I will certainly be an Owls fan going forward."

Temple vs. Elon odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Nov. 21 predictions from proven computer model

  Temple vs. Elon odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Nov. 21 predictions from proven computer model SportsLine's model just revealed its CBB picks for Elon vs. Temple in the 2021 Charleston ClassicMar 20, 2019; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; General overall view of a basketball approaching the rim and net before the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Temple head coach Rod Carey looks on during the second half of an NCAA college football against Houston, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Philadelphia. Houston won 37-8. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Temple head coach Rod Carey looks on during the second half of an NCAA college football against Houston, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Philadelphia. Houston won 37-8. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Carey wasn’t Temple’s initial choice when he was hired in January 2019. The university first hired Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. However, Diaz went back to Miami as head coach only a few weeks later when Mark Richt retired.

From there, Temple pivoted and hired Carey, who had spent the previous six seasons as the head coach at Northern Illinois. Carey had a 52-30 record at NIU, including two MAC titles. But he could not replicate that success at Temple.

Temple posted back-to-back 10-win seasons in 2015 and 2016 under Matt Rhule, but things started to trend downward for the program when Rhule left for Baylor. Rhule has since become the head coach of the Carolina Panthers.

The Owls had winning seasons in 2017 and 2018 under Geoff Collins, but he left after just two seasons for the Georgia Tech job.

Temple brought in Johnson, a longtime Texas administrator, as its new athletic director in October. Now he will be tasked with his first major hire to get the football program back on track.

'He's got a golden opportunity': LSU football fans greet new coach Brian Kelly .
"This is probably the most exciting hire that I’ve seen." Brian Kelly, LSU's new football coach, was welcomed by fans upon arrival in Baton Rouge.Fogg later relocated to the press box, where he’s kept game stats since 1972.

See also