Temple officially hires Manny Diaz as head coach
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The "Turnover Chain" is headed to Philadelphia.

Temple hired Manny Diaz as its new head coach on Thursday, the team announced.

Diaz spent the previous two seasons as Miami's defensive coordinator. He's also led defenses at Texas, Mississippi State, and Louisiana Tech.

"We are thrilled to have Manny lead our football program," Temple athletic director Dr. Patrick Kraft said in a statement. "After spending time with him, I understand why he has had tremendous success as a football coach and why his players are so devoted to him. We are in complete alignment about the values on which we run our athletics programs, the high expectations we have for our teams, and how we will conduct ourselves as representatives of Temple University. I am supremely confident that Manny will build on our past success and take us to even greater heights. The entire university community welcomes Manny, Stephanie, and their sons to the Owl family."

Former Owls head coach Geoff Collins left the program last week for the head coaching position at Georgia Tech.

Miami possessed the No. 2 defense in the FBS last season under Diaz, allowing just 268.3 yards per game.

Temple officially hires Manny Diaz as head coach
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