Depending your preference of Twitter sources, NIU football coach Rod Carey could be hired as the next head coach at Temple as soon as this weekend.
No one at NIU is saying anything about these reports – “We don’t comment on other team’s searches,” was the response I received from a representative of the athletic department Wednesday – which makes this the perfect time for complete and total conjecture about Carey’s replacement. If he decides to leave.
Matt Canada was an assistant at NIU from 1998 to 2003. He went to Indiana, where he worked his way up to offensive coordinator in 2007, and in 2011 returned to DeKalb to fill that role under Dave Doeren (a name that will pop up a few times here). He then went to Wisconsin, NC State (with Doeren again), and then Pittsburgh and LSU before becoming the interim head coach at Maryland at the beginning of the 2018 season.