Temple Legend Manny Diaz Taking Duke Job
Manny Diaz, who enjoyed a legendary Temple football stint from December, 2018, to December, 2018, is taking the Duke job:
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) December 8, 2023
Diaz ran a pretty sick defense at Penn State. They beat every team not named Michigan or Ohio State in the two years he was there. Those four particular losses I’d blame on joker James Franklin and whatever particular offensive coordinator was stinking up the joint at the time.
But yeah, this is Diaz’s second stint as an ACC head coach. He left Temple after two weeks because the Miami job opened up, and he led the Hurricanes to a 21-15 record over three seasons. Duke became available because Mike Elko left for Texas A&M after two seasons. That’s a decent, low-pressure type of gig. Coaching the football team at an ACC basketball school? Low risk, high reward.