Temple fires Rod Carey after three seasons

Temple fired football coach Rod Carey on Monday after three seasons and a 12-20 record.The Owls went 8-5 and lost in the Military Bowl in his first season in 2019, but slipped to 1-6 during the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign.Temple finished 3-9 this season (1-7 in the American Athletic Conference) and ended the year with a seven-game losing streak.”It’s never an easy decision to replace a head coach,” Temple athletic director Arthur Johnson said in a release. “The past two seasons have not been easy with the challenges of the pandemic. I want to thank Rod for staying committed to our student-athletes and wish him and his family well in their next chapter.”