Philadelphia: There is always buzz and excitement when you bring a new person in to run your team and that is what we have down at Temple University as they would name Northern Illinois Coach Rod Carey as the New Head Football coach of Temple University.
First reported of Temple naming Rod Carey:
Source: Temple to name Rod Carey football coachhttps://t.co/HjGZbiOUss
— Marc Narducci (@sjnard) January 10, 2019
Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey and Temple are in the process of finalizing a deal to make Carey the Owls’ next coach, a person with knowledge of the situation tells @TheAthleticCFB. First reported by https://t.co/pAVPY76mRC + @FootballScoop. https://t.co/pEE0SUjtjT
— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) January 11, 2019
Welcome to North Broad, Rod! Looking forward to the future. #TempleTUFF https://t.co/puapa64hzZ
— Kevin Negandhi (@KevinNegandhi) January 11, 2019
Temple would make it official on Friday:
Join us in welcoming Rod Carey as #TUFB’s new head coach!https://t.co/45eVtlnDJb pic.twitter.com/KYBCMTmSUR
— Temple Football (@Temple_FB) January 11, 2019
Temple Athletic Director Dr Practrick Kraft about Rod Carey:
“We are very happy to announce that Rod Carey will take over as the next Temple head football coach, Rod is a proven winner with a history of success as a head coach at the FBS level. He has won four regular-season titles and two MAC Championships at Northern Illinois while taking the Huskies to six bowl games, including the 2013 Orange Bowl. He has also recruited and coached All-American players at NIU.
He possesses all of the qualities you want to see in a person and in a coach. He is a quality man of great character and a caring individual. He is the perfect person to keep Temple Football’s momentum moving forward.”
Rod Carey would coach at Northern Illinois for 6 years and have a record of 52-30 and going 38-10 in conference play.
There were also questions about how long his contract will be and how much would the buyout be
Rod Carey's deal at Temple is six years at about $2 million per year with a buyout of $10 million in the first two years, per trustee Bill Mills.
— Evan Easterling (@Evan_Easterling) January 11, 2019
During his introductory press conference, Rod Carey would have the quote of the press conference.
Rod Carey "You know what's really fun, hitting other people hard and winning"#Temple @Temple_FB pic.twitter.com/0utFCRzJKM
— David Malandra Jr (@David_Malandra) January 11, 2019
Entire Press Conference