Rumor Shop: Mark D'Onofrio To Temple?

Amid the latest head coaching rumors, one that stands out is the possibility of current Miami defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio heading back to Temple.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, several potential candidates have interviewed for the vacated head coaching spot including “New York Giants offensive line coach Matt Ruhle, Miami defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio, Temple defensive coordinator Chuck Heater, Ohio State receivers coach Stan Drayton and former FIU head coach Mario Cristobal.”

D’Onofrio has ties to Temple having served as Al Golden’s defensive coordinator beginning in 2006 and followed Golden to Miami in 2010 when Golden took over for the fired Randy Shannon.

Per the Inquirer, “Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is scheduled to be interviewed on Monday night for the vacant head coaching job.”  Bowles is likely the front-runner and played defensive back for the Owls from 1982-1985.

D’Onofrio has come under heavy scrutiny following the 2012 season, due largely in part to the amount of yardage that his young defense continued to give up to their opponents.  Despite many Miami fans calling for D’Onofrio’s head, Golden has insisted that he has no plans of letting him go.

Stay tuned.

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