Reports: Manny Diaz to be named new Temple football coach

- University of Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz will be announced as the new Temple University head football coach on Thursday, according to multiple reports.

Diaz would take over for Geoff Collins, who accepted the head coaching job at Georgia Tech last week, after just two seasons with the Owls.

Diaz served as the defensive coordinator for the University of Miami Hurricanes or three seasons.

Like Collins, Diaz has been a successful defensive coordinator with Power Five schools.

Their careers already have crossed. Collins helped replace Diaz as co-defensive coordinator at Mississippi State in 2011 after Diaz left for Texas. In 2015, when Collins left Mississippi State for Florida, Diaz returned to the Bulldogs.

Diaz, a Miami native, has directed top-15 defenses with Hurricanes each season since joining them in 2016.  

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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