Temple AD Patrick Kraft introduced new football coach Rod Carey on Friday -- just 29 days after having welcomed Manny Diaz to the same position.
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Rod Carey, who led Northern Illinois to the Mid-American Conference title last season, has agreed to become the next head football coach at Temple, sources confirm to ESPN.
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Receiver Isaiah Wright scored on a run and a kickoff return as Temple routed UConn 57-7 on Saturday and the Huskies finished the season with several records for defensive futility.